I can't take it anymore. I've been avoiding it here on the blog and have talked about posting on this topic since moving to Johnson County here in Kansas two years ago. Not wanting to hurt anyone's feelings that I might possibly know...but I can't take it. People of Olathe and Overland Park, KS...PLEASE STOP TELLING ME TO GO AT FOUR WAY STOP SIGNS WHEN YOU HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY.
In Missouri there's this traffic rule that is taught, whenever two cars arrive at a four way stop at the same time, the car to the right goes first. Is that not a known rule in Kansas?!? After perusing the Kansas traffic laws site, I found from the official handbook the section that clearly explains the right of way laws. Please click to the left and read #2 if you would like to help spread the word about this nifty little traffic rule. I think the thing that I'm trying to figure out is if folks who wave me to go first really think they're doing me a favor. Seriously. You might be messing up the flow of traffic when you do that and you might cause an accident when you stray from the natural rules of driving. And when you are waving me to go, please do it a little kinder. You look annoyed with your hand waving frantically as if I'm taking forever to go. But if you would just do the right thing and GO because it's your turn you wouldn't have to flick your wrist so hard! Seriously! You might actually get carpel tunnel if you continue waving people frantically through stop signs!
There...I said it. My rant is over...after two years on Kansas roads. Anyone else driving around Johnson County notice this driving difference from the Missouri side? Please...spread the word.