Why Can't I Turn Left?

Why do I have to turn right after I drop off mail by Village Hall?

When I use the mailbox lane by Village Hall across from the post office, I am always puzzled by the traffic signs.

If I go through and drop off mail, I come to the end of the little service drive and the shortest way back out would be to turn left. I would stop at one stop sign at the end of the service drive, stop at another one a little further on, and then get out of there.

Why the insistence that I turn right? Am I supposed to turn right and then cut through the parking spaces in order to do a u-turn and get to the exit drive?

Or am I supposed to drive around the whole complex, past the library and village hall?

It seems like it's designed to increase traffic in the parking lots, especially by the library where kids are. I do not like driving through busy parking lots.

What's the purpose? It seems to have been carefully thought out, given the care given to posting the traffic signs.

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Katie Kaiser May 21, 2011 at 03:38 AM
I've often wondered the same thing, and then I cut through the police department parking lot to get back left!
Debbie Howe May 21, 2011 at 06:32 PM
I do the same thing, Turn Right then cut through the parking lot. You would think this would not be the best thing but I don't like driving past the library, on multiple occasions kids have come darting out of the library while the parent is busy on the phone or texting. You would think the less traffic past there the better.
Gerardo Mascorro May 26, 2011 at 04:55 AM
Yes, I agree it makes your trip a little longer it as well puts kids in danger. i have no idea why you have to turn right there.
Chris Otis May 26, 2011 at 01:26 PM
I often just turn left anyway. The signs are stupid. Of course the village and post office could solve any issues by placing the mail boxes on the other side of the little road and make it one way the other direction.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »