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When I took my driving test, I remember having to explain clearly and precisely the purpose of the yellow box at junctions. After getting this difficult question right I passed my test. I assume that most people had to answer this question.
I work in a hospital in Belfast where to get off the Hospital premises you come to a T junction, with a big massive yellow box junction right in the middle.
Now you would think that seeing as this is the only access road into and out of this hospital you wouldn't get people thinking "oh ill just stop in the middle, by the time the lights change I will have moved on". But no. Every day by half four the queue to try and get out of the hospital has backed up to the security hut.
Someone has blocked the way ... stuck in the flipping yellow box!
You can see the traffic lights but you know that they are going to change at least 7 times before you get anywhere near them. You finally get to the lights and of course someone has blocked the way because they are now stuck in the flipping yellow box!
Now sitting in my car using words that are only used when I've got the car to myself and the offending person in the other car is afraid to look in my direction because they know that hand gestures are going to be forthcoming. Don't these people realise that it is their selfish behaviour that makes rush hour traffic that bit worse, especially for other people trying to get out at junctions.
Don't get me wrong, there is no way in the world that I am one of life's greatest drivers but even I know the basic concept of the yellow box junction and what it means.
Sorry for this moan, but practically every day I find myself stuck in my car, inventing new descriptive words for the latest idiot who thought "Yep, I'll beat these traffic lights - no bother.."