Traffic circles and Four-way stops  

rm_iwannatellu 46F
849 posts
8/10/2006 11:50 am

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8/11/2006 12:52 am

Traffic circles and Four-way stops

Traffic Circles. They really aren’t that difficult. Think about it. There is only one rule ‒ give way to people already in the circle. In South Africa, this means people on the right. It is a very simple thing. In others words, you have to be really stupid to get it wrong, and yet, I am ranting on a blog about it. Go figure…

There isn’t a time when it is difficult to figure out who goes, because even if you both get to the intersection at the same time, if you both go at the same time, there won’t be a problem. You should both be able to keep going and not cause a delay of any sort. Theroretically, anyway. If there are already people in the circle, then they have the right of way. I still don’t understand how this concept is difficult.

What am I missing?

Then there are the four-way stops. Again, this should be a very simple concept. Whoever stops first, leaves first. Don’t even get me started on those people who wait for the person opposite them to go before they go, causing the people to the left or right to have to wait longer than necessary? Guess what, you can actually go at the same time as the person opposite you if you are going in the opposite direction… These people foul up the entire traffic flow, potentially doubling commuting time for people like me. I spend at least3 hours a day going to and from work. I hate these people. I find them slow (in both senses of the word) and selfish. Or what about those people who wave you on when it is your right of way simply because you have not completed coming to a complete stop? If I had a Peacemaker like Judge Dredd I believe I would incinerate such people just for being a public nuisance.

T_A_B_75 43M

8/10/2006 4:29 pm

Ahhhh! The lighter side of traffic. It's like that during rush hour but other times it isn't really that bad.

rm_iwannatellu 46F
933 posts
8/11/2006 12:52 am

Dusty Dusty Dusty!
Thanks, I guess...

TAB - okay, I guess I won't post another rant about traffic, for now. ha ha

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