When I was taught how to drive, a red arrow meant stop and do not turn. AT ALL. If you turned on a red arrow, you were making an illegal turn. Period.
So last week I came to a red arrow. Several cars were behind me, waiting for the light to turn green. Except for two women a few cars back who were extremely angry that I would not break the law. HONK HONKKKK! HONK HONK HONNNNKKKKK!
Those ignorant women are not only rude, they have no clue how to follow the law. Sheesh.
The light finally turned green, allowing me to make my move and pull in to the feeder road. It only took a moment for the two lovely women to fly by me, rolling down the window as they passed in order to scream, “STUPID B*%&@!!!!”
OF ALL THE NERVE!!!!
A week later, I approached a police officer who was working at a local school function. “Officer, can I ask you a question? What does a red arrow mean?”
“It means stop completely, see if it is clear and then you can turn. Virginia Beach is not only putting up lots of new red arrows, but they are adding yellow arrows as well.”
Well I’ll be darned.
Apparently, I am indeed a stupid B*%&@. My bad!