Certain lines are meant to be crossed

Someone in the crowd’s guilty of this on the roads.

Statistics, baby, statistics.

I’m here to tell you to stop it.

When entering an intersection to make a left turn, do not wait behind the white line!!

Pull into the middle of the intersection and turn as oncoming traffic permits. This procedure is legal and instructed in DMV manuals and/or drivers’ education materials.

Roads are rife with dim-witted drivers waiting behind the line! When I get stuck behind those drivers like today, like nearly any day on the road, I honk and gently wave my hands to communicate “proceed forward.”

Yet some 99% don’t get the message. Instead, they remain behind the line oblivious, impeding flow, imposing further waits through signal cycles on drivers behind and at busy intersections sometimes become the sole driver to turn. (The next in line might tear one off against the red light.)

Please. There are bad drivers enough on the roads. Don’t be one of them. Know the rules of the road. Be smart. Do smart. Do right. Pull past the white line into the intersection.

Or risk having your car keyed.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ladywise
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 06:27:57

    I agree whole heartedly! I hate bad drivers on the road. I hate when the left turn arrow is up there and the first two cars go through the turn at 2 miles an hour so they are the only two that make it through the arrow because they are oblivious to the fact that there are 20 cars behind them that would also like to make it through the arrow.


    • allycatadventures
      Nov 16, 2010 @ 11:44:26

      @lady – ah yes, the slowpoke syndrome. That’s an annoyance for sure. I’m not as irritated by those as the drivers who wait behind the line instead of proceeding into the intersection as instructed. Evidently they were asleep at the wheel during that lesson.


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