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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Malden, MA
Bikes: Bianchi Volpe, Bianchi San Jose, Redline 925
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There's this intersection I go through sometimes where people are constantly making illegal left turns. The cross street, going from left to right, cannot make the left turn, and it is well marked with no-left-turn signs. That doesn't stop people though, and when they try it, it makes an absolute mess of the intersection. It backs everyone up, people start laying on their horns, etc.
The police know that people frequently make illegal left turns there, so they sometimes set up shop just out of view so they're right there to stop the car that just made the left turn. It's pretty satisfying to see people get immediately pulled over after totally gumming up the works in a very busy intersection.
Funny thing is, the next legal left turn is just two blocks down the road, and it would probably be quicker to get to your destination by doing things legally. Whenever anyone tries to make that illegal left turn, everyone gets annoyed, and no one going the other direction will yield to let that person take the turn. Then they're just stuck in the middle of the intersection, waiting for an opening.