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Left Turn Flashing Green

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Jun 11, 2005
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Left Turn Flashing Green

Please try to explain to me why the first person in a left turn green arrow is either texting or sleeping. I need to turn left into my subdivision most days. Some days 7 or 8 cars get through the flashing green but most days its 4 or 5 cars make it through and rarely sometimes 3. I can sit through 3 green lights and getting frustrated by the minute.
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Deal Expert
Jan 15, 2006
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You answered yourself? So you're just venting?
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Feb 11, 2007
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If someone doesn't start moving within 1 second of the light going green they get the horn. If I can see they're texting, they 0.5 sec before I give them the horn.
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Bring back the old flashing green, I found it was much more effective in getting people through the left turn vs the arrow. Then again there were far less distractions back then, no phones.
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blexann wrote: Bring back the old flashing green, I found it was much more effective in getting people through the left turn vs the arrow. Then again there were far less distractions back then, no phones.
Why not both?
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Because he's bored waiting for the signal. Give him the long loud honk and when you pass him by, give me him the mean dirty look.
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rapashoo wrote: Because he's bored waiting for the signal. Give him the long loud honk and when you pass him by, give me him the mean dirty look.
I usually give these people a big long "F U" honk. You can see them start to look up then slowly proceed thru the intersection because they don't know why I'm honking at them.
Then they have the nerve to give me the dirty look when I pass them.
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blexann wrote: Bring back the old flashing green, I found it was much more effective in getting people through the left turn vs the arrow. Then again there were far less distractions back then, no phones.
SquadG wrote: Why not both?
Doesn't really solve it. They're like that in Durham region, and it doesn't help much.
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That's what a horn for. To wake him up from the wonderland.
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Oct 26, 2009
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Flashing green doesn't mean the same thing in other provinces so I guess that's why they got rid of it.
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Jun 11, 2005
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engineered wrote: If someone doesn't start moving within 1 second of the light going green they get the horn. If I can see they're texting, they 0.5 sec before I give them the horn.
I do that also if i`m 2nd or third car back. Its frustrating when your 6 or 7 cars back.
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lordnikon wrote: Flashing green doesn't mean the same thing in other provinces so I guess that's why they got rid of it.
What's it mean in other provinces?
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canoek wrote: What's it mean in other provinces?
"We have no money to fix that light so it blinks!"
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lordnikon wrote: Flashing green doesn't mean the same thing in other provinces so I guess that's why they got rid of it.
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