My green arrow came and went
By - dabstain
There’s a special place in hell for people who block the box.
"Block the Box" is the follow-up to Apollo 440's "Stop the Rock"... Thank you and you're welcome
What a reference. I bet you could cold rock the mic.
You sound like someone who tongue punches fart boxes
Can’t block the box
People in Ohio just go, even if they cannot make it through the intersection. It seems this is something Ohioans are unfamiliar with.
They're like lemmings off a cliff. Just follow the leader without thinking.
Ya, it's called OHIO.
To paraphrase M*A*S*H, Ohio isn't hell, only sinners to go hell while innocent souls are stuck in Ohio.
I refused to upvote as there is 666 upvotes
Reminds me of 256 and Taylor in Pickerington, that light is a nightmare.
Yeah this is canal by Kroger, it’s getting closer to being like 256 everyday but hopefully doesn’t ever get as bad because my god
Fuck that intersection. That entire area is a shit show and if you can believe it it's twice as worse on Fridays. Can't get through anywhere. I am now that douchebag that takes back routes through parking lots and the service alley behind businesses because you can't get anywhere through there.
Whoever is in charge of infrastructure in canal deserves jail time
You know what would help? They should build some warehouses back there.
And like 6 more hotels and tire stores ya know
And more fast food joints.
There is still spots of grass in front of the Walmart; plenty of room for a Chick-fil-A, or a Rally's or a third Subway. A Papa John's perhaps?
Hahahaha. 3rd subway, that kills me. New opening and new closings every 3 months, every different location they can get.
I love chick fi la like really but could you imagine what adding a restaurant that popular over here would do to the already awful traffic lol. I mean id wait in line for the food gladly but still
That light is shitty. Is it the one getting into gender? Or out of the parking lot onto the road that gets onto gender?
Either way that entire Kroger parking lot is shit!!! Home Depot gets screwed as well.
I FREAKING KNEW IT, that freaking intersection is so odd
I would have guessed Buckeye Parkway and Stringtown road in Grove City
Yes!!! Nearly every time I turn left, there is someone next to me trying to push his way across three lanes of traffic to get to 70. Drives me absolutely insane!
**MAINTAINCE DUE NOW**
That is only the "Suggestion" brightness level.
23 and Polaris in Delaware county…
Hey now! 256 and Taylor is Reynoldsburg…
But this also looks like 256 and Tussing, 256 and Refugee, 256 and Diley…
HRR at almost any time... I'm the guy that will (and has) gotten the green and forced people to back up as a result. Go ahead and flip out, I bet my protection is a lot better than whatever aggression you have towards me and your impatience.
All of their brains before they went in and blocked had a single thought.. "But... MMMEEEEEEE!"
I’m convinced most people don’t know how to read traffic ahead of them beyond the car immediately in front of them. And often not even that far.
I’ve literally had people honk from behind when refusing to block a intersection like this
Me too. Annoying af. But now I worry about reacting and getting shot.
‘Murica, fuck yeah.
You can't get shot if you shoot first. Murica
I usually flip them off when they do that
That's because they are texting on the phone. If not talking on the phone. If not makeup, or eating fast food or anything and everything. I'm convinced the average driver spends less then 50% of the time actually paying attention to driving. This leaves little attention for doing more then staring at the tail lights in front of you which can be incredibly frustrating because idiots doing the same thing are blocking the next intersection the same as you are.
Judging by the fact that half the people out here roll up in the highway going 45 and THEN look to see what's happening I'd say you're right.
We can solve all of this by actually training people to know what they're doing and to respect the rules.
No horn watch for finger
This happened in Chicago so much they passed a law to ticket people.
There is a law like that in Ohio there just isn’t ever a cop around seeing them do it. They should allow traffic light cameras take pictures during high traffic times and just send anyone and everyone a ticket that blocks the intersection.
Plenty of cops seeing it around hilliard, not a single fuck given though
There's enough pushback against red light cameras you'll never see that sort of camera traffic enforcement.
I agree with automation of mundane enforcement like this, but people - as a whole - are terrified of this kind of automatic accountability. It even gives me a bit of the creeps.
How the fuck would you even pull anyone over? It would just make it worse. Like outside of Midway in Chicago, everyone going 85 in wall to wall traffic in 5 lanes. If you slow down, you die.
If everyone is going 85mph, then traffic is moving and there is no problem to solve.
People honk at me like I'm the one blocking traffic when I wait behind the line for space to become available on the opposite side.
Literally what happened to me today, an Orchestra behind me while I’m eating DQ cheese curds just minding my own business
I usually honk back in tune to a song... take on me is a fun one
The other day I was at an intersection and there was a train ahead so I couldn't keep going without blocking traffic. So people took it upon themselves to GO AROUND ME to proceed to get in front of me and immediately block the intersection. Like, I wasn't stopped because I was broken down you idiots!!
Change your oil.
It’s my fiancé’s car I probably should make her an appointment at Honda bc she will wait till the absolute last minute
She already has, hence the reminder
By absolute last minute I meant like the car not moving anymore lol
I'll bet she has not had the only changed since she bought it.
It’s leased she changed it like 6-7 months ago I don’t remember
Tell her to get that done, it is very important. Are you still waiting to turn?
Bold you think she listens to me, I actually swam home through the flooding. Just left the car there, keys inside. Maybe somebody else will find a way to escape and go get the oil changed idk
If her car stops working or has any mechanical failures then she might call you for help and that time just gently remind her. I’king told you to change the darn oil and warned you but you never listened, now you are on your own. 😊
Overcooked oil is especially problematic in Hondas.
There is no standard mileage for that light to come on because it actively monitors the oil condition over time, but the factory recommended interval is 7,500-10,000 miles. So that oil has been in there for a *minute*. I really hope that car is leased because actually following a 10,000 mile oil change interval is a good way to kill an engine over time.
Plus thats very low mikes to be missing an oil change, the break in period is barely past. With the price that vehicle costs why in the world would u mistreat it at only 15000 miles, no excuse, sorry but that is total crap! One day when she tries to sell it as a one owner car, the next guy will pay for those mistakes , so sad.
Are you wealthy? Because not maintaining a vehicle is going to cost you serious $.
Rear differential fluid too. This is a Honda with AWD.
Why is this not the top comment? Also maybe check tire pressure too.
Fucking people! If I see that I cant make my turn and the light will turn red, I dont go through and let cars cram in the intersection to block it.
I think in NYC they call it "blocking the box" and its an automatic 4 points on your license due to the massive gridlock you create when you do it.
Such a$$ holes, cant stand when that happens
Straight to jail when I’m in charge
My wife hates riding with me in situations like this because I shout, "WHEN I'M KING, YOU WILL ALL LOSE YOUR LICENSE. ALL YOU DICKHEADS WILL HAVE TO TAKE THE TEST AGAIN AND I'M GRADING ALL THE FUCKING TESTS THIS TIME!"
Gotta love it, typical people can't wait to go through the light lol.
I have lived many places and Ohio has the worst drivers when it comes to sitting in the intersection and running red lights!
Never been to Boston? Lights don't matter. The cars come pre-wired to have their horn blaring when the engine is running. You just brute force your way through every intersection. I've never seen anything like it.
Yup, lived very close to Boston for a few years. I still stand by my statement, Ohio has had the most rude drivers I've encountered.
We should swap out prison sentences for petty drug crime, for prison sentences for traffic stupidity and selfishness.
Take your car in for maintenance, you reckless animal.
“You’re supposed to pull out into the intersection when waiting to turn left!”
No, you really aren’t. This is partially why.
I was always under the impression that just one car should pull out into the intersection while waiting for a left turn. The next car should wait behind the designated white line. Literally never seen it not work.
Exactly, one person enters to wait the intersection so they can proceed on the yellow light, but they shouldn't be moving up without space to move into, that was the error.
That's what I was taught in driver's ed many moons ago.
If I'm first in line, I pull out as far as I can so I can quickly take advantage of opportunities to make the turn. If the light turns red before I get a chance, I reserve the right to complete my turn before perpendicular traffic starts moving. We in the left turn lane reserve the expectation to advance at least one of our number every green cycle. I don't know how or if this aligns with actual traffic code but it works for me.
The insufferable maelstrom of gridlocked minivans and lifted trucks that is the intersection of Gender Road and Winchester Blvd is a flaming bag of dog turds left on the doorstep of Canal Winchester by a team of hapless traffic engineers commissioned by Satan himself to punish what few remain of the sane motorists of Southeast Columbus for literally no reason whatsoever.
Yeah what this guy said
I had this happen to me the other day on my way to work. Absolutely infuriating. I could see the lady sitting in the intersection screaming like a banshee in front of her kid. As if it was someone else’s fault that she’s a complete idiot and drove into the middle of a gridlocked intersection, blocking 50+ cars from getting to work.
Ohio needs what other states have, the flashing yellow arrow until the light turns red. It’d be nice, rather than waiting at an intersection cause the arrow was red…
I hardly ever saw this until I moved to Ohio. These people should be so embarrassed. One time I did this on accident and I was mortified!
Fucking hate when idiots do that.
God damn gridlockers.
I don’t even live in Columbus but I knew this is in Columbus
Ope. Just gonna squeeze in here....
How many times?
I got the second arrow but missed two full green cycles
And YOU didn't force your way in? What kind of American are you?
I did not, with everyone honking behind me lol
You must have entered a zen-like state
I had just left DQ I was chillin eating my cheese curds
I was so happy when they got those, but they got rid of fried mushrooms as a result. Not really happy about that.
Maybe a quick roll down window and extend the middle finger to those behind you. If you are lucky, you wont get shot at.
I mean that's hard to argue with lmao
Jesus. You gotta be more aggressive. You have the right of way here - you should be in that intersection with your nose right on that group blasting your horn to let them know they're fucking up. You're allowed to do that, it's your right of way at this moment. Cause a ruckus! If they insist on causing a problem then by all means cause them a bigger problem than they bargained for. Assholes like this won't learn until they've been beat at their own shitty game. Or maybe until cops start doing their fucking jobs and actually enforce rules that matter, like this one. If I were a cop this whole damn row of cars would be ticketed.
Inconsiderate drivers are my favorite
Just be glad that you don't have to drive in San Francisco. People there do this all the time!
This shit makes my blood boil. How much of a brainless nitwit do you have to be to see that there clearly isn't room for you to go without violating right of way and do it regardless? I swear, half the drivers in Ohio aren't fit to drive a car.
Your maintenance is due.
Replace the intersection with a traffic circle/roundabout. I moved through a roundabout in Northern Italy in August at about 5KPH in very heavy traffic, but WE DID MOVE!
In my area of Ohio, we have jam ups like this on SR58. Over in Avon there are white lines and signs across intersections on SR254 to prevent this mess. Drivers ignore the signs and paint lines.
I wish people would put down their phones and pay attention. Truckers are supposed to look 15 seconds up the road or more. How can these people not see past the hood of their vehicle? These same people who block the intersection would have a fit if it were reversed.
Since the police have seemingly disappeared, these things happen all the time. It's a free for all.
This looks like canal winchester.
I find a way to force myself in. Then the person I "cut off" gets mad and I laugh because I have a Doberman riding with me so whatcha gonna do?
Need them NYC signs and fines… I’m sure those aren’t ignored.
I absolutely feel this.
Also, for God's sake fix your car.
Selfish cunts that really make the traffic by being selfish
You'll like it so much better when they reconfigure and take 2.5 years to do it.
And also, your regular maintenance is due on your ride
I always think that people should be ticketed for this at locations where it happens frequently. But, then I see cops doing it, too.
Aren't you supposed to wait at your side of the road if where you're going is too crowded for you to not be sitting in the middle of the intersection? That just proves these people don't know how to drive. Or at least don't know the rules of the road and that's honestly frightening.
Ohio has the rudest drivers in the midwest
I have to drive in Mentor most days, it's a fucking nightmare.
I will see your Mentor traffic (grew up there) and raise you 322 and 91.
I see your 322 and 91 and raise you 480 and 77 merge through the single lane construction merge currently messing up everything.
I'm not sure why 98% of Ohio drivers can't figure out how to fucking merge.
...or use turn signals....or how to yield....or not cut people off....or drive 90 in a 60...
When we moved to Cleveland my dashcam channel submissions have gone nuts.
Because nobody was *actually* trained on standardized procedures. We were all trained by our parents, many of whom are so old they didn't actually require driver school to get a license. I mean fuck my parents learned to drive in cars that didn't even have shoulder belts, why on earth would I take their word for it?
I suppose that's a fair point.
My parents rarely took the freeway, though, and I still managed to figure out proper road etiquette.
I feel like most of it should be common sense but apparently not many people are as interested in problem solving as we are lol.
Haha yes, excellent point. Everyone all seems to be running late and only care about getting from point a to point b as quickly as they can no matter who's in the way.
Which is funny because the quickest/most efficient way would be for everyone to cooperate, be predictable, keep surprises to a minimum, etc. They’re just selfish.
Drive anywhere in Chicagoland during rush hour.
Yes, you are 100% correct. If your GPS does not alert you that you have crossed over the state line you will soon be notified by some tailgating asshole or the one that after passing you, they abruptly swerve back in front of you and then slow down.
Every goddamn day. And the blind spot riders!
You've never been to Michigan, have you?
This is where you lay on the horn.
People behind me were way ahead of you
Let the chorus ring.
Really? That just makes the situation even more stressful. Maybe a few seconds of beep just to make sure they know they screwed up, but there's no sense in just adding a bunch of noise to a situation that they cannot fix.
And pull up to wedge your car in front of theirs.
Both of those white cars should get tickets, I hate inconsiderate a-holes like that.
Those people are dicks.
"Punch it, Chewie."
Forget the light, get that car serviced
Good luck buddy
Happens a lot …all over the USA
Good ole ohio. We’re the worst drivers I swear.
People are assholes.
Change your oil.
Advice from my Dad passed to you.
I’d do some fucking maintenance bud
There’s a thread in here where I address that
It's Ohio, did you expect clear skies and rational thinking people? 🤔
To heck with the light...get that thing to a Honda dealer 😄
They're doing construction on 18 right by I76, people do this all the time. I just keep pulling forward.
Occasionally that happens when you aren’t paying attention but holy fuck some people are selfish.
I pulled up to a green light and it was just like this, missed a whole arrow and another round of green before I got another arrow and it wasn’t like this finally lol
That sucks you missed Stephen Amell because of the traffic...
Gender road, chaos
Lol, that has happened to me so many times. Either folks in Ohio don't know how to drive or the traffic light algorithm needs some tweaks to be able to handle rush traffic flows.
Note: Ohio state driving license policy is a little weird than other states, they give full driving licenses to people without proper driving tests.
I wonder how these stupid folks will drive their cars in Atlanta, California, and texas if they ever have to?
Should probably get that maintenance appointment scheduled tho
You block the intersection, you get the shame horn from me. You knew it was wrong. You did it anyways. You suck.
To clarify, *shame horn* is regular horn but for an extended & uncomfortable length of time.
I’m the guy that rolls up to them and lays on the horn.
You need to change your oil, rotate your tires, have your brakes inspected and do your first rear differential service.
Get ur oil changed already....reminds me I need to do that to get rid of that light
Explains the *maintenance due now* all that non stop idling
Pretty sure your due for maintenance bae
Ever heard of a Michigan Left?
Columbus puts No U Turn signs at practically every junction in response to this
Probably cause you're overdue for maintenance /s
This is when I pull up to them and start blasting the horn and causing a ruckus. Every single one of these people should be ticketed, what the hell? Why the cops out here giving kids tickets for not using their blinker but they can't be fucked to govern something like this?
I f-ing hate people that do that. Don't be a dick!
Sawmill + Dublin drivers = a special kind of mindless traffic
That's where gender meets Waterloo right? I was there yesterday and the same shit happened, I just went around them the second time the arrow came lol
I hate when that happens!
That’s me tho, brain goes autopilot
Ohioans are easily the worst fucking drivers on the planet.
Yep. That's how we roll.
Why not go out and join the honking fiasco
Downtown Maumee. Ugggh I really don't get the logic of some
Also, your car is telling you it needs maintenance.
Brice & Tussing intersection sucks as well!
Anyone watched the movie called “unhinged” on prime. After watching that movie I am scared to honk anyone on the road. 😦
Pull up to them and lay on the horn.