Filter light sparks traffic frustration
THE EDITOR, Sir: It seems that there are two types of drivers when it comes to green filter lights, and I encounter both of them frequently. Quite frankly, both of them are just as frustrating.
First, there is the group who thinks that even when the green filter light is off and the regular round green light is on, they still have the right of way. They bore across the lane of oncoming traffic, causing traffic delays, sometimes accidents, as well as throwing a few expletives to the law-abiding oncoming traffic!
Second, there are those who sit there and do not budge when the green filter light is off, even when there is NO oncoming traffic in sight and the regular round green light is on!
This is not rocket science. If the filter light is on, YOU have absolute right of way to turn in the direction the green arrow is pointing.
When the filter light is off and the regular, round, traffic light is still green, you may ONLY turn right IF and ONLY IF the road is clear and safe to do so!