Ever get stuck at a red light where there's absolutely no traffic around? Seems silly to sit there, all alone, just because the light and the law say you have to. One former local TV news anchor has a proposal to change the rules, so drivers can save time and gas -- and maybe even their own lives.
This just in from the Department Of Transportation. In the city of Utica, the Route 12 northbound bridge ramp to Route 49 West will remain closed for a while for backwall repairs. Motorists are being detoured to North Genesee Street, Auert Ave. and then back to Route 49 West. A temporary traffic signal will be encountered. But wait, there's more.
I get SO frustrated when traveling up Rt. 5 (Auert Ave.) past the North Utica Shopping Center. As I approach Burger King, staying in the right hand lane like everyone else...some jerk flies by us in the left turn only lane and goes straight, cutting everyone off who patently waited through a signal or two. To be fair, motorists who are unfamiliar with the area will signal and politely merge over.