I find that it is easier. I run locally in central PA. Some areas I go have gone through significant growth since I've been driving. The roads are still the same as when they were first built in the 50's or whenever. So you have way more traffic, and outdated roads, with antiquated traffic lights. It's a cluster sometimes.
Good example would be route 222 near Fleetwood. I'm through there a lot. Last summer they put in a few roundabouts where there was formerly red lights that used to create a traffic nightmare. Now things at least keep moving, even with truck traffic. But Penndot left one red light at route 222 and 73. If you're going north on 222 and wanna turn left on 73, you don't have a choice but to pull into the intersection and wait for a yellow light to make the turn, otherwise you'll wait all day because nobody will give you a brake. A left turn arrow sure would be nice there but I guess someone didn't see the need. A roundabout would've solved that issue.
They're not perfect for everywhere, but if designed and planned for correctly, they work well.
To Turn or Not to Turn? Please settle this dilemma, Left on green
Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by SmokeyBandit, Oct 22, 2022.
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