Green Arrow with a Red Light

I’ve noticed a traffic law that is rarely enforced, however frequently violated. It all stems from the confusion certain drivers have when there’s a green arrow, yet a red light.  A good number of drivers fully stop at these intersections, versus GO. There’s confusion over this because the State of California really doesn’t address it …

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Buffer Zone Outside Elevator Doors

All elevators should have a 3 foot buffer zone outside the doors on each floor.  This would be a bright colored area with the words “do not stand or block” on the floor right in front of where people get off and onto the elevator. Hence avoiding accidental collisions… and reminding people to be courteous …

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Flashing yellow arrow traffic signals

Tired of waiting to make a left turn at an intersection when there’s no oncoming traffic? A growing number of states have decided there’s a better way to make those turns that keeps traffic moving, increases safety and reduces gasoline consumption. Certain states such as Minnesota have installed a flashing yellow arrow signal. Left turns …

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Why are HOV Lanes more expensive if there’s an accident on the freeway?

In California there are stretches of freeway where you can pay to use the HOV or Carpool Lane if you’re not travelling with other passengers in the car.  This morning, there was an accident ahead which caused the standard lanes of traffic to back up. I noticed that instead of the toll being $1.25 it …

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Common Courtesy involving Grocery Store Conveyor Belt Dividers

Recently, I’ve noticed a unpleasant trend at the grocery store.  I’ve observed many people in line only putting the rubber divider in front of their items on the point of sale conveyor belt.  Therefore, the person behind them in line has to either wait or reach for a marker of their own before being able …

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Too Much Distance Between Cars in Traffic

It’s always a good idea to give yourself plenty of braking distance while on the road, however I’ve observed drivers staying back 20-30 car lengths in bumper to bumper traffic to avoid having to avoid braking at all.  This actually causes traffic as it adds additional capacity to an already crowded road.  If a driver leaves …

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