Aug 17, 2016
Signs of The Times
The purpose (we assume) is to communicate to drivers that when they come to this intersection, they can either go left, right, or straight ahead…after stopping of course.
We wondered how drivers knew what to do all those years prior to the city painting this unusual sign on the road.
And for some reason even the signs we are familiar with seem to no longer mean what they are supposed to mean. For instance, a speed limit sign that says”55 MPH” actually seems to mean “65” or even “70”.
There are electronic signs that post what your speed is in an attempt to provoke you to slow down. Instead they seem to be a good way for drivers to test if their speedometers are accurate or not!
A solid white line is supposed to mean that drivers are required to stay within the lane and also marks the shoulder of the roadway. A broken white line indicates that you may change lanes if it is safe to do so.
In the past few years I have seen a HUGE increase in the number of drivers talking on cell phones, texting, eating, applying makeup, reading, fighting, and other forms of doing everything but simply driving.
I have observed drivers go perpendicular across four lanes of traffic simply because they want to get off the exit rather than go to the next one.
I have watched drivers cursing other drivers in an attempt to say; “Hey I am so narcissistic that if I had my way, no one but ME would be allowed to drive on this road!”
I even recently had a fellow driver roll down his window and spit at my car as he, with veins popping out of his neck, screamed and yelled at me simply because he thought that I (who was ahead of him) should have let him go around me in a construction area where two lanes became one.