March 2014

Not all traffic streets are equal. I was leaving a meeting in an area of town that I’m unfamiliar with. The business owner gave me directions to get back onto the main road. Little did I know that I was now about to enter a Crossover Displaced Left-Turn zone.

As I made my turn, I found myself facing oncoming traffic. I stopped my car on the line and put my left turn signal on. The people who were stopped in front of me started waving their arms to my left, indicating I should complete my turn. Assuming this made sense, since when the light changed to green they would be plowing into me, I heeded their advice and made the turn onto the frontage road leading to the highway I needed to be on.