Yield sign at P'tree Corners Circle & Spalding Drive

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Has the Yield sign been removed at the southbound, right-hand turn at the corner of Peachtree Corners Circle to west onto Spalding Drive? Important to know as it changes the whole dynamic of safety when making a left-hand turn in the northbound land on P'tree Corners Circle to westbound Spalding.
Robert J. Nebel February 06, 2014 at 11:37 AM
The big difference is that many folks (not all) simply barrel down that lane and quickly make the right-hand turn. Removing the sign makes many drivers even more aggressive. Oh, let's not even think about how pedestrians have to deal with that intersection. Yes, we do have pedestrians in the area.
Todd Goldsmith February 09, 2014 at 01:27 PM
There is a similar yield sign at the intersection of Medlock Bridge and Bush Road. I don't understand the thinking behind either of them and suspect that many drivers, taught that a vehicle turning right has the right-of-way over a vehicle turning left, have accidents or near-accidents, as the left-turning vehicles turn in front of them. I would think that the left turning vehicles would be better accomodated by a left-turn arrow accompanied by a red light on opposite side, eliminating confusion and reducing the chance of accidents.
Cathy Freeman February 10, 2014 at 10:10 AM
The light on the opposite side is probably red when the left turn light is green. Of course, in any situation, another driver might not do what you expect, so it's always key to be alert. I assert my right by starting that left turn, but never assume the other driver has a clue. I've been lucky so far.
Cathy Freeman March 19, 2014 at 12:21 PM
During the SnowJam event (and any day traffic backs up on HBR), I noticed that it was nearly impossible to travel through the light on Spalding heading west due to the right hand turners from southbound PC Circle. School buses will especially have a hard time if they do not simply block the intersection. We can all be more aware and yield to the school buses. It would help the kids get home and help get the buses out of the way of everyone else!


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