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Simple (maybe) traffic intersection question!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Dennis in MA, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Whiskeyjim

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    If both are stopped, 12 has right of way, 3 yields to 12. Yield to car to your right.
    The rotary in Wakefield worked fine for decades, but then they painted un-navigable lines and lanes on it, turning it overnight from a smooth flow into what we call "the circle of death".
     
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  2. endus

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    In a vast, vast, perilous ocean of poor Massachusetts road engineering and maintenance decisions this one stands out as being truly remarkable.

    Whoever painted those lines has almost certainly never driven a car, and has definitely never seen or heard of a rotary before, let alone driven through one. I'm not out to punish other victims (drivers) so I'm courteous, but I refuse to acknowledge presence of the lines. They can give me a ticket if they want to, but if I can give cops in Massachusetts credit for one thing, its that they tend to recognize insanity like that for what it is and they leave you alone.
     
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  3. new guy

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    My problem with intersections like this is when one side doesn’t have any idea what the other sides are dealing with, signage-wise. An out of towner with common sense should be able to figure it out.
     
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    If MassDOT did this, it would cost a few billion, take 10 years to complete, and Ma**h***s/illegal alien truck drivers would manage to destroy it within 48 hours.
     
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  5. Brucewillis4316

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    That pedal on the far right, yah down by your feet, step on it ya bastard and let’s go for cryin out load
     
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  6. namedpipes

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    Y'all have missed the obvious.

    This is Massachusetts.

    To find out who has the right of way, first eliminate those that do NOT have the right of way. Here's how you can accomplish this:

    1) Approach the intersection from a direction where there is a stop sign.

    2) When you reach the intersection, come to a complete stop. Not a rolling stop.

    3) The first car that proceeds will NOT have the right of way.

    You're welcome.
     
  7. Dennis in MA

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    No question it's a s-house design. But then again, this is pretty common in Mass. I'm shocked in 2018 intersections that should have had lights THIRTY years ago have none. I was at one last summer in Weymouth or something. 2-way stop and a shocking amount of traffic from all 4 directions. You were just royally F'd if you were at that stop. I wish I had marked it on GPS so I can avoid it forever.

    There are plenty of THREE way stops in this area, too. WTF is up with that???

    Sadly, they can't rotary this intersection - not enough room. It would solve the problem.

    ROFL!!! They'd overheat the CPU trying to figure out out.

    That's the one. View from 6 o'clock. Messed up for sure. I try to avoid it.

    Geez. Are there 10 rotaries in MA?? Can't be more than 20. Don't count those country-bumpkin ones that towns put in just'b'cuz. (I wanna say there is one in Freetown that I scratch my head over. NO traffic, yet a rotary. Thanks AssDOT.)

    Anything with a light is no longer a rotary. So that nixes Drum Hill and Taunton Green. (Which is really a modified Squaretary.) And the one in Meffah. WTF was that one??? Wellington???? Lights on a rotary. What will MA think of next???
     
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    Vehicle with most dents/worst paint goes first
     
  9. Nhusa

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    What time is it?
     
  10. Nhusa

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    Got it -- Time for lunch and a beer!
     
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  11. namedpipes

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    That would be mine.

    I actually installed some of the dents in order to improve my commute time.
     
  12. mtnbiker26

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    I grew up there and I still drive and ride my bicycle through that intersection a few times a month. They've changed it a few times over the years but the current design is definitely dumb. It used to be a 4-way stop.

    3 o'clock has the right of way but he has to stop first so he doesn't get hit by the guy coming from 6 o'clock.
    The guy at 12 o'clock may not realize that the guy at 3 o'clock has the right of way and may attempt to go first because he's to the right.
    The local etiquette is that everyone stops except the guy at 6 o'clock, who slows to about 20MPH, especially if he's heading straight across.
     
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    Silly question, why not just take a couple stop signs from some intersection that doesn't really need them and plant them at the four corners (or at least 9/12&3)?

    Unofficially, I mean. It's not like anybody would call the state and ask what happened. They'd just start stopping.
     
  14. AHM

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    You made me go out and look up Kelley Square.
    O.M.G.
    That's Kelley Square?

    Twice this year we've taken The Eldest Nephew and his S.O. to NJ on a Friday night.
    And twice this year we've used Worcester surface streets to bypass I-290S.
    And twice this year we've Noped Waze's incessant baiting us to get on to I-290S
    when I can see it's at a standstill.
    And twice this year it's been smooth sailing on Harding St.
    until it dumped us out into Kelley Square.

    The first time, The Bride took a deep breath and stopped breathing.
    I spotted someone ahead to our right who had wedged hard into Green St,
    traffic laws be damned.

    So I got right up on their port quarter.
    Nothing aggressive, like yellow trying to push green up to stall.
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    Just used them to block for us until we got across.


    After we got across, The Bride starts breathing again.

    First she says, "I didn't think you were going to make it across".

    Then she pivots in her seat to face the youts and tells them,
    "I've been to two business trips to Bangalore this year,
    and every street there is like this".
     
  15. namedpipes

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    "What is a yout?"
     
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  16. hbennett

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    Stay on Rt. 24 and avoid Rt. 79 altogether.
     

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