I’ve Been Thinking Thursday: PSA

Yes, my darlings, it is once again time for a driving public service announcement. (This is how I manage to stay calm while driving, I bitch here.)

Right Turn on Red.

People seem to have grasped the concept that you can make a right turn on red after coming to a stop.

Yay!

However, they seem to have forgotten the second half of that law. Sure you can make a right turn on red after coming to a complete stop, if doing so will not impede the flow of traffic. 

Let me clarify for you. You can’t just pull out after you stop. You have to wait for a turn in traffic. If the flow has to come to a complete stop for you to finish turning into traffic, that wasn’t acceptable or safe.

And did you know when the entire line of cars has to come to a complete stop that is felt in traffic for hours. People will be stopping there until rush hour is over with no idea why.

Check it out. They’re done tons of studies on it.