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Friday, July 22, 2011
These Red Traffic Lights Suck
Have you ever driven through the area at 4:30 am? Unfortunately I had to be at work by 5:00 am today which ticked me off to start, but I flew into a rage when I hit 11 out of 12 red lights on my way in. I drive about 2.5 miles to work everyday which takes me through Kingston and into Wilkes-Barre. First off, 12 traffic lights for 2.5 miles. That is ridiculous! Secondly, why in the hell are they all functional at this time of the morning? There is no one on the road! Of course, I slowed down and blew through about 7 of them. I am not going to stop and sit like an idiot when nothing is coming to impede my progress. I am sick and tired of the stop and go street lights that all of our towns have put up, especially on intersections that don't really need one. These lights do nothing but grind our brake pads down quicker. This kind of crap really sends me over the edge!
So, what is the solution you ask? It's simple. When I lived in Fayetteville, NC, most of the traffic lights were set to blink after 2:00 am. This caused drivers to slow down and then proceed with caution. No one had to sit with their thumbs up their asses at a stupid red light when they didn't have to. Why not do that here? Our city and state officials need to stop the nonsense and use common sense. We don't need to sit at traffic lights when no one is within sight for miles. Of course at the major intersections of heavily traveled streets they would have to keep the traffic lights functional. With this small change, we would not have to sit and fall asleep at the wheel waiting for a useless red light to change.
I was driving past the Hotel Sterling this past week and noticed that someone paved the part of River Street right next to the hotel. This new black top is right where they have it blocked off to traffic. ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME! They pave the part of the road where no one can go! They need to pave W. Market St right by the Guard building. I hit that pot hole the other day and lost a nut.
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