How to Drive Chicago: No Texting in Turn Lane

14. Drive.   Ok. We are all going to check our phones when stopped at a red light. Better than doing it while moving. Listen for the honk behind you to let you know the when light goes greeen again. 

There is, of course, one exception. Waiting in the turn lane for the green, left arrow. There is no texting allowed in this lane EVER. 

EVER! 

The Chicago, left, green arrow is fleeting and like soldiers kicking in a door and entering homes in Kabul, we need to get as many troops through it as possible. Go. Go. Go. Any delay will result in several cars not making it through the light and I just can’t bear the thought of that. 

Do not grab your phone when stopped in the turn lane. 

2 thoughts on “How to Drive Chicago: No Texting in Turn Lane

  1. I disagree with the “wait for the honk”. We don’t live in Tijuana where every time a light turns green 10 people lay on the horn. I don’t want that noise pollution. The horn is a safety device. Keep a keen eye on the cross traffic light and when that turns yellow, put down the phone and get ready to drive.

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