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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Roadside puzzles

Okay, this doesn't rank up there with the impending collapse of the Euro or the elusive dream of world peace, but can anybody explain the following things I encounter often while driving in traffic?

First, this scenario, played out at many cross-streets with a traffic light and a left-turn lane:

What is that space? Why is it there? Why not make room for some more left-turners? 

Okay, here's another:

Well? Is this some sort of Zen thing - forcing people to needlessly sit in traffic, held back only by their own inner calm and some white road paint?


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