Friday, May 27, 2011

New traffic rules ... again

Time to study that PA traffic manual again.
Who knew that when lanes are marked for left turns at an intersection that it's OK to use them to pass the traffic proceeding straight ahead?
Apparently those are the new rules, at least in Franconia Township. I saw this not once but twice this morning.
The first was about 6:15 a.m. at the intersection of Route 113 and Schoolhouse Road. There was a small truck in front of me and when the light turned green, heading toward Souderton, a small black car blew past us, then using the left-turn lane for the traffic heading from Souderton on the other side of the intersection to complete his pass.
No police in sight, of course.
But wait, there's more.
This lovely maneuver was repeated at the intersection of Route 113 and Allentown Road minutes later, because the poor lad was behind yet another truck.
Who could expect him to follow a truck?
Again, no police.
But then perhaps these ARE the new rules. Go ahead, just use those left-turn lanes to pass that pesky traffic in front of you.
I just MUST get a new driver's manual. It's so hard to keep up with all these rule changes.

1 comment:

Wade Fulp said...

I only read this blog an hour or two ago. I just drove to pick up some dinner and when I was making a right hand turn into the Glenwood shopping center in Perkasie, some punk kids in their little Japanese street racing wannabe car went into the left hand turn lane to pass me, but they continued into the opposite left hand turn lane and were now driving on the wrong side of the road. I wonder if this is some new maneuver young people are doing. It certainly is dangerous if someone coming the other way decides to pull into their left hand turn lane while these idiots are flying right at them.