To: hanamizu; ProtectOurFreedom
That was SOP in Argentina back in them 70s
Haha, memories. I loved how in B.A. and Asuncion they used to put the traffic lights on the near side of the intersection so that the car first in line couldn't see the light. They'd only know to move on a green when the others behind them would honk.
When I'd ask why don't they just put the lights on the far side of the intersection, the reply was, "Becuase then the drivers would stop at the other side, too, right next to the light..."
posted on 02/22/2019 8:53:30 AM PST
(I said no!)
That’s funny. I see that being so true, too.
I was driving on vacation through the downtown area of a city that had a traffic light over each lane of the eight lane street. They would, for instance, have six lanes going one way for the morning commute, then six lanes the other way for the evening commute.
Stopped at an intersection with six lanes of traffic facing me, I tried to make a left turn when the light changed fast enough to be out of the intersection before the oncoming six lanes could get there. Almost made it.
posted on 02/22/2019 11:37:42 AM PST
(Don't mind me. I'm just a contrarian.)
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