What is it about Roseville Road?
The traffic light at the Post Road — next to McDonald’s — seems installed for decorative purposes only. Every cycle, a parade of cars plows through the red. Like spawning salmon they come — one after another after another — with only one thought in mind: Gotta move on!
A friend marvels that he once saw 6 cars tear through 1 red light. I don’t doubt it. He lives near Hillspoint; he’s seen it all.
As for cars already on the Post Road: The least-obeyed light in town is at Trader Joe’s. Exiting that lot has become a feat of death-defying derring-do.
Westporters are known for our casual attitude toward motor vehicle laws. But the lights at Roseville and Trader Joe’s are in a league by themselves. By comparison, every other traffic signal is protected by a force field.
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