Monday, January 9, 2012

Why New Haven has so many "no turn on red" signs

“No Turn On Red” signs went up all over [New Haven] decades ago when the city’s then-traffic chief objected to a new state law allowing right turns on red (except where signs prohibit it).

“New Haven is cluttered with ‘No right turn on red’ signs. We have so many signs, some of which are not even visible. Sign clutter diminishes the [efficacy of] other signs that we really need,” [state Representative Pat] Dillon argued after Monday’s press conference.
--Paul Bass, New Haven Independent, on the durable effects of one person's crusade