Left in a Lurch

“Maybe you’re the dope who couldn’t negotiate that left turn until a yellow light provided a momentary gap in the thick oncoming traffic, which meant that I — and soon even more drivers who’d become backed up in your lane — were now trapped at a red light, our journey impeded by your poor choices.
What you were doing, sir or madam, was perfectly legal. It was also utterly wrong. And it’s time to put an end to such treachery. Why not ban left turns on busy streets in U.S. cities?” Daniel Pink in WaPo (Gift Article): Why not ban left turns on busy streets? “UPS, which deploys some 135,000 vehicles on the road every day, uses routing software designed to avoid left turns wherever possible.”

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