Driving School

Lincoln is completing construction of their second multi-lane roundabout* intersection.  To help local motorists navigate this strange new world of multi-lane roundabouts, the city is offering an open house to answer questions and provide tips on how to get from Point A to Point B without replicating a classic scene from National Lampoon’s European Vacation:

*Everytime I hear or read the word “roundabout”, the classic rock song by Yes gets stuck in my head for an hour.  Every.  Single.  Time.

I hope this class is well attended by Lincoln drivers who – and let’s be brutally honest here – need all the help they can get.  My sources at City Hall tell me that they are planning other similar classes, including:

  • What a yellow light means.
  • What a red light means.
  • What a green light means.
  • Yes, you can drive the speed limit.  Really.
  • Turn signals:  What they are for, and how they work.
  • Yield doesn’t necessarily mean Stop.
  • How to drive on ice and snow without spinning your tires.
  • How to stop on ice and snow without sliding sideways through intersections.
  • Traffic signs:  What they really mean.
  • Right turn on red and you.
  • Bicycles & Motorcycles:  Why you can’t run them off the road.


One Comment

Wisconsin has a million of those round-abouts and I hate all of them, espsescially the multi-lane ones. I’m never sure which lane I’m supposed to get into, and I think they end up making you think harder than you have to.

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