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My green arrow came and went

My green arrow came and went

boydstriss2001

There’s a special place in hell for people who block the box.


Hooloovoo_42

"Block the Box" is the follow-up to Apollo 440's "Stop the Rock"... Thank you and you're welcome


stugotzian

What a reference. I bet you could cold rock the mic.


thatguyjoe614

You sound like someone who tongue punches fart boxes


skottiepiffen

Can’t block the box


tw_693

People in Ohio just go, even if they cannot make it through the intersection. It seems this is something Ohioans are unfamiliar with.


Imadethosehitmanguns

They're like lemmings off a cliff. Just follow the leader without thinking.


Chicken-Biscuit_5000

Ya, it's called OHIO.


DemeGeek

To paraphrase M*A*S*H, Ohio isn't hell, only sinners to go hell while innocent souls are stuck in Ohio.


boydstriss2001

Well played!


bear_bear-

I refused to upvote as there is 666 upvotes


GreggoTheGeek

Reminds me of 256 and Taylor in Pickerington, that light is a nightmare.


dabstain

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


reijn

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.


dabstain

Whoever is in charge of infrastructure in canal deserves jail time


FamilyAstronaut

You know what would help? They should build some warehouses back there.


dabstain

And like 6 more hotels and tire stores ya know


Joe7Mathias

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?


SleeveHo

Hahahaha. 3rd subway, that kills me. New opening and new closings every 3 months, every different location they can get.


dabstain

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


Gilbert0686

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.


RecklessWonderBush

I FREAKING KNEW IT, that freaking intersection is so odd


CBusin

I would have guessed Buckeye Parkway and Stringtown road in Grove City


Swagsman21

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!


Crafty_Location_2971

**MAINTAINCE DUE NOW**


DragonOnYoFace

That is only the "Suggestion" brightness level.


AAonthebutton

23 and Polaris in Delaware county…


rally89

Hey now! 256 and Taylor is Reynoldsburg… But this also looks like 256 and Tussing, 256 and Refugee, 256 and Diley…


VampyrateXD

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.


Whiskey_hotpot

All of their brains before they went in and blocked had a single thought.. "But... MMMEEEEEEE!"


veggeble

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.


SirMoke

I’ve literally had people honk from behind when refusing to block a intersection like this


unloaded_spoon

Me too. Annoying af. But now I worry about reacting and getting shot. ‘Murica, fuck yeah.


HMPoweredMan

You can't get shot if you shoot first. Murica


VampyrateXD

I usually flip them off when they do that


mmeiser

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.


BrosenkranzKeef

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.


QuarterOunce_

No horn watch for finger


steadfastgroak

This happened in Chicago so much they passed a law to ticket people.


Robby_W

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.


VampyrateXD

Plenty of cops seeing it around hilliard, not a single fuck given though


Merusk

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.


PabstyLoudmouth

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.


ssl-3

If everyone is going 85mph, then traffic is moving and there is no problem to solve.


The_Thunderer0

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.


dabstain

Literally what happened to me today, an Orchestra behind me while I’m eating DQ cheese curds just minding my own business


VampyrateXD

I usually honk back in tune to a song... take on me is a fun one


StrawberriPopTarts

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!!


KarmaChecksOut

Change your oil.


dabstain

It’s my fiancé’s car I probably should make her an appointment at Honda bc she will wait till the absolute last minute


cdsbigsby

She already has, hence the reminder


dabstain

By absolute last minute I meant like the car not moving anymore lol


PabstyLoudmouth

I'll bet she has not had the only changed since she bought it.


dabstain

It’s leased she changed it like 6-7 months ago I don’t remember


PabstyLoudmouth

Tell her to get that done, it is very important. Are you still waiting to turn?


dabstain

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


aayo-gorkhali

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. 😊


juttep1

2edgy4me


Acceptable_Ad8724

Overcooked oil is especially problematic in Hondas.


BrosenkranzKeef

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.


lisaross1980

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.


BaldiesCommandBears

Are you wealthy? Because not maintaining a vehicle is going to cost you serious $.


well_timed_coffee

Rear differential fluid too. This is a Honda with AWD.


carrythefire

Why is this not the top comment? Also maybe check tire pressure too.


FoMoCoguy1983

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.


berry_sh

Such a$$ holes, cant stand when that happens


BakedBean89

Straight to jail when I’m in charge


Qlinkenstein

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!"


berry_sh

😬😂😂😂


NotEmmaStone

Citizen's arrest!


Fakelegman

Gotta love it, typical people can't wait to go through the light lol.


turtlemama

I have lived many places and Ohio has the worst drivers when it comes to sitting in the intersection and running red lights!


Haikus-4-Booze

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.


turtlemama

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.


RadBadTad

We should swap out prison sentences for petty drug crime, for prison sentences for traffic stupidity and selfishness.


wildbeerhunter

Take your car in for maintenance, you reckless animal.


din0d0nut

“You’re supposed to pull out into the intersection when waiting to turn left!” No, you really aren’t. This is partially why.


mrmeshshorts

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.


two_what

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.


ImYourSafety

That's what I was taught in driver's ed many moons ago.


bone_druid

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.


Derangedteddy

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.


therealelmo6599

Yeah what this guy said


Dr-McLuvin

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.


the1993don

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…


StrawberriPopTarts

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!


TheCameronJay

Fucking hate when idiots do that.


jad1220

God damn gridlockers.


whoherehasrabies

I don’t even live in Columbus but I knew this is in Columbus


bohemiangrrl

Ope. Just gonna squeeze in here....


EcoBuckeye

Shit heels


MaRKLaR_Slowhio

How many times?


dabstain

I got the second arrow but missed two full green cycles


MaRKLaR_Slowhio

And YOU didn't force your way in? What kind of American are you?


dabstain

I did not, with everyone honking behind me lol


EcoBuckeye

You must have entered a zen-like state


dabstain

I had just left DQ I was chillin eating my cheese curds


PabstyLoudmouth

I was so happy when they got those, but they got rid of fried mushrooms as a result. Not really happy about that.


Straypuft

Maybe a quick roll down window and extend the middle finger to those behind you. If you are lucky, you wont get shot at.


Derangedteddy

Respect.


BrosenkranzKeef

I mean that's hard to argue with lmao


BrosenkranzKeef

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.


RuckrTN

Inconsiderate drivers are my favorite


wrodriguez89

Just be glad that you don't have to drive in San Francisco. People there do this all the time!


Roughsauce

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.


SickNasty360NoScope

Your maintenance is due.


NLWPS11

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.


SiSiLaLa11

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.


No_Act611

This looks like canal winchester.


jar36

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?


lombajm

Need them NYC signs and fines… I’m sure those aren’t ignored.


Minute-Outside7068

I absolutely feel this.


Minute-Outside7068

Also, for God's sake fix your car.


DragoonDerk

Selfish cunts that really make the traffic by being selfish


AbidingDudeAsWell

You'll like it so much better when they reconfigure and take 2.5 years to do it.


AbidingDudeAsWell

And also, your regular maintenance is due on your ride


Dougfrom1959

I always think that people should be ticketed for this at locations where it happens frequently. But, then I see cops doing it, too.


BenjiFication

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.


PiercingHawkeye

Ohio has the rudest drivers in the midwest


PabstyLoudmouth

I have to drive in Mentor most days, it's a fucking nightmare.


boisteroustitmouse

I will see your Mentor traffic (grew up there) and raise you 322 and 91.


WhoNeedsAPotato

I see your 322 and 91 and raise you 480 and 77 merge through the single lane construction merge currently messing up everything.


boisteroustitmouse

I'm not sure why 98% of Ohio drivers can't figure out how to fucking merge.


WhoNeedsAPotato

...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.


BrosenkranzKeef

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?


boisteroustitmouse

I suppose that's a fair point. My parents rarely took the freeway, though, and I still managed to figure out proper road etiquette.


BrosenkranzKeef

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.


boisteroustitmouse

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.


BrosenkranzKeef

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.


Fock_off_Lahey

Drive anywhere in Chicagoland during rush hour.


Chicken-Biscuit_5000

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.


PiercingHawkeye

Every goddamn day. And the blind spot riders!


BrosenkranzKeef

You've never been to Michigan, have you?


Garth_McKillian

This is where you lay on the horn.


dabstain

People behind me were way ahead of you


Garth_McKillian

Let the chorus ring.


So_Much_Cauliflower

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.


Derangedteddy

And pull up to wedge your car in front of theirs.


Robby_W

Both of those white cars should get tickets, I hate inconsiderate a-holes like that.


jesus_zombie_attack

Those people are dicks.


farleys2

“Ramming speed!!!!!”


SmilerDoesReddit

"Punch it, Chewie."


icuttees

Forget the light, get that car serviced


bugsyk777

Good luck buddy


53_WorkNoMore

Happens a lot …all over the USA


reefersutherland37

Good ole ohio. We’re the worst drivers I swear.


TheTalentedAmateur

People are assholes. Change your oil. Advice from my Dad passed to you.


warcriminalofvietnam

I’d do some fucking maintenance bud


dabstain

There’s a thread in here where I address that


Chicken-Biscuit_5000

It's Ohio, did you expect clear skies and rational thinking people? 🤔


RobertPaulsonXX42

To heck with the light...get that thing to a Honda dealer 😄


gahveila

They're doing construction on 18 right by I76, people do this all the time. I just keep pulling forward.


farleys2

Occasionally that happens when you aren’t paying attention but holy fuck some people are selfish.


dabstain

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


Diligent-Fix7448

That sucks you missed Stephen Amell because of the traffic...


undesired_result

Gender road, chaos


aayo-gorkhali

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?


jrdncdrdhl

Should probably get that maintenance appointment scheduled tho


juttep1

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. Not: beep But rather: 🇧​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇪​🇵​


daltont25

I’m the guy that rolls up to them and lays on the horn.


dwhonda3217

You need to change your oil, rotate your tires, have your brakes inspected and do your first rear differential service.


B1G_G1NGA

Get ur oil changed already....reminds me I need to do that to get rid of that light


smotherhood

Explains the *maintenance due now* all that non stop idling


Hollow3ddd

Pretty sure your due for maintenance bae


MasturbationMondays

Ever heard of a Michigan Left?


tw_693

Columbus puts No U Turn signs at practically every junction in response to this


Muffjuggler1295

Probably cause you're overdue for maintenance /s


BrosenkranzKeef

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?


HurriCaineAlexx

I f-ing hate people that do that. Don't be a dick!


SmilerDoesReddit

Colerain moment


girafffffffe

Sawmill + Dublin drivers = a special kind of mindless traffic


mcanthony2

My hometown!


therealelmo6599

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


anubuk

I hate when that happens!


yrnqceo

That’s me tho, brain goes autopilot


nnuppy

Ohioans are easily the worst fucking drivers on the planet.


kdrayl66

Yep. That's how we roll.


Humanity_is_broken

Why not go out and join the honking fiasco


Arihio

Downtown Maumee. Ugggh I really don't get the logic of some


Tempest-in-a-B-Cup

Malfunction junction. Also, your car is telling you it needs maintenance.


Pale-Ad9742

Brice & Tussing intersection sucks as well!


Sivick314

r/IdiotsInCars


aayo-gorkhali

Anyone watched the movie called “unhinged” on prime. After watching that movie I am scared to honk anyone on the road. 😦


rtripps

Pull up to them and lay on the horn.