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Old 03-04-2013, 10:31 PM
 
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It's a passive-aggressive Cincy driver thing. Considering the way you complained about the behavior, it sounds like you have that attitude, too. Think about it, though, the road is designed to deal with people driving to the end. As hensleya1 said, it allows people to zipper into the continuing lane. If everyone in the ending lane is trying to get over early, it chops up what could be a smooth and methodical operation.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:50 AM
 
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You would go insane after a day of driving on the east coast. Drivers here also tend to make a quick left turn when the light turns green, in front of cars waiting to go straight.
Definitely guilty of that.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:15 AM
 
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Another of my beefs is when there are two left turn signals, one for each direction, but they are timed differently, one being longer than the other. What is the sense in that? When you see the left turn signal for the direction you are going go to yellow and then red you rather anticipate the green for go forward with occur. But no green, as the left turn signal from the opposite direction is still enabled with car after car turning left. Now I can understand traffic studies can indicate a larger volume of cars needing a left turn at certain times of the day in one direction versus the other. But why time the left turn signals differently, make them the same, even if one direction has no cars to turn left. At least it is an indicator we are in left turn mode.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:35 AM
 
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If there are more cars coming from one direction, it would make sense to allow cars from that direction to turn left and go straight simultaneously. If it is just a left arrow for one direction, and that's the only traffic allowed to move, then you might have a point.
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