Wednesday, April 17, 2013

It's a YIELD sign, not a STOP sign!

Have you ever been through a roundabout (circular intersection)?  They're posted with "yield" signs, which means as you approach the roundabout, you look at the traffic flow.  If there are no cars coming around at you, then keep moving.  If there's a car directly in your path or will be by the time you enter the roundabout, then you stop and wait for it to pass.  Simple enough, right?  Apparently not.  No matter how many times I have to go through one of these intersections, I invariably get stuck behind someone who treats the yield sign as a stop sign.  In my head, and sometimes out loud, I find myself instructing these people that they need to keep moving.  They never do.

Here's a quick cheat sheet:

If the sign says YIELD, don't STOP!
If the sign isn't a red octagon with the word STOP printed on it, DON'T STOP!
If you're approaching a roundabout...anywhere..ever..and there is no traffic in said roundabout..


I should have the right to ram anyone who does this....

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