Highway 74 Driving Foolishness
I must comment on the foolishness that I see from drivers on Highway 74. Notably turning right from Crosstown west bound to Highway 74 northbound: This is where two northbound lanes become three and there is a solid white line to allow for drivers from Crosstown to turning right on a "yield" sign. Legally there should be no traffic turning into that lane save from Crosstown and thus it should be unimpeded. Invariably I see the Crosstown driver do a complete stop there at the intersection, wait for traffic to clear and then turn into the lane and then immediately cross the solid white line to go over to the middle or far left lane of northbound traffic. This is known as failure to follow a traffic control device and also makes the violator look like an idiot. Rules of the road people!
Also where Highway 74 exits onto I85 northbound I see additional foolishness. There are two lanes that turn right when the light is green. Once on the lighway ramp, the two lanes eventually merge into the left lane and then onto I85. Consistently, I see a driver swerve dangerously into the right most lane, only to swerve dangerously back into the left lane once on the ramp. It is very simple to maintain your lane, go through the green light and merge in a sensible manner. But alas, the roads are filled with people of Bonker's mentality and we get what we get. Okay rant is over :)