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Pop Quiz

Posted by ifitsgotanengine on December 17, 2005

  1. If, while driving, you approach a traffic light that is not operational (no lights lit) you should:

A. Continue driving as if the light were green.
B. Treat the traffic light as a four-way stop.
C. Slam on your brakes as hard as you can and slide off into the ditch.
D. Trade in your car on the largest SUV you can find so you don’t have to worry about it.

The correct answer is, of course, B.

If you answered A, you probably live in South Carolina.

As many of you may know, the Carolinas have recently been hit with a rather severe ice storm which has left many people without power. I was appalled by the number of drivers who blithely continued through signals without power, wholly oblivious to the fact that there were other drivers aproaching from the crossing street.

When researching this post I discovered the reason for the ignorance of SC’s driving population; nowhere in the SC Driver’s Manual is this subject addressed!


One Response to “Pop Quiz”

  1. Anonymous said

    Other cities (in other states) have folded over stop signs permanently attached to the traffic signal poles secured with a small padlock. When the signals are not working, a cop can change the intersection into a 4-way stop in just a couple minutes.

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