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  1. #21
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    It becomes a 4-way stop...but that doesn't mean people are going to treat it as such.

    Intersections scare me anyway, based on the fact that you never know when someone is going to blow through their red light and slam into you. Take the lights away (for whatever mechanical purposes causing them to fail) and that intersection becomes about ten times scarier because some people won't know how to treat it as a 4-way stop when they're so used to the lights.



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    We are to treat it as a four-way stop sign and respond accordingly.
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    in Mexico it was who ever had the loudest horn had the right of way


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    Check the right of way laws in the Kentucky drivers manual. Pge 16 of the online PDF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by furlong47 View Post
    THIS drives me nuts. Or any situation where people break driving rules/expectations. I understand they are trying to be nice, but it will only cause more accidents and problems. The other day I was at a solid green light, about to make a left turn, waiting for oncoming traffic to clear. Suddenly one of the oncoming cars came to a halt and the lady is waving for me to make my turn. REALLY?
    Someone did this to my sister years ago, and she fell for it. Problem was, the person (in a Van) waving her to turn was in the INSIDE lane, and didn't bother to look to their right to see if anyone else was coming.

    There was. Big fat accident.

    Lesson, if you can't see around a vehicle to see if anyone else is coming, DON'T GO. Even if they are waving you on. Because they can't see what's behind them.
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    In Ontario, a four way stop and I must admit, it is very well respected. Often though, at very busy intersections when a light does not work, a policeman will b dispatched to direct traffic.

    There are two 4 way stops on my way to the farm, never a problem!



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    Page 8. Says nothing about non working lights reverting to a four way stop.
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    It should be treated as a 4 way stop. In reality it becomes a game of vehicle chicken. The 2 weeks after Hurricane Ike were just plain scary.


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    In England, it turns into a normal junction. Can be scary when you're turning across 2+ lanes of traffic that won't stop for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kookicat View Post
    In England, it turns into a normal junction. Can be scary when you're turning across 2+ lanes of traffic that won't stop for you.
    I discovered that looking online at traffic manuals, it's quite clear that if it breaks it doesn't exist in the UK. That's a bit , but I guess it beats thinking you're going to have people stop and they don't.
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    When I read the title of this thread, I thought it was about how to get the light fixed. Lol. I would call my state rep.

    In all seriousness, I live in Boston. I would slow down a little (make sure no one else approaching) and drive right through it.
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    Judysmom, if people WERE approaching, then how would you treat it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judysmom View Post
    When I read the title of this thread, I thought it was about how to get the light fixed. Lol. I would call my state rep.

    In all seriousness, I live in Boston. I would slow down a little (make sure no one else approaching) and drive right through it.
    Living in Boston is no excuse! Contrary to, apparently, popular belief, Boston drivers are subject to the same rules of the road as everyone else in the state.

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