Only in Hudson do people believe that it is legal for a driver to enter an intersection and drive through it while the vehicle in front of them, which is rightfully in the intersection, has not yet cleared it. Particularly problematic is the intersection of Darrow Road and Middleton in the morning. Almost every morning of my commute, while trying to make a left turn southward from Middleton to Darrow Road, I get cut off by some harried driver proceeding straight on Middleton. These drivers navigate around the driver in front of them who is turning left and going north on Darrow Road. The northbound driver has not cleared the intersection.
The problem lies with the impatience of drivers proceeding straight on Middleton Road who appear to feel some entitlement to cut off those drivers proceeding south on Darrow Road to the point of raising fists and other gestures. The brazen nature of the conduct seems to grow with the size and "status" of the brand of their vehicle. The law requires that a vehicle not enter an intersection until the vehicle ahead of it has cleared the intersection.
To those law breaking drivers, remember: If you hit another car or cars, the law requires that you stop. You will be later for work than you already are. You will be inconvenienced. You may be ticketed. You may be injured. You will be held liable for the damage and injures that you cause others.
Susan Lawko Cuiffo, Hudson