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Hmm

Marion, IL

#1 Sep 23, 2012
Who has the right a way on that thing? Cars just go without stopping whether they are entering the square or are already on it.
durr

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Sep 24, 2012
Upon entering the square, you have the right of way or it would ask you to yield, it does not. So the person coming onto the square has the right of way. How hard is it to grasp. Ppl are stupid in this town.
Pickles

Herrin, IL

#3 Sep 24, 2012
Yep. Then every other car when things are busy.
Nimrods keep the traffic from flowing.
Hmm

Marion, IL

#4 Sep 24, 2012
There is no yield sign for the people already on the square to have to stop. I would figure, the people that are already on the square would have the right a way
Rule of thumb

West Frankfort, IL

#6 Sep 24, 2012
If the intersection is not posted yield to the vehicle on your right. Therefore, the vehicle entering onto the square has the right of way.

Since: Mar 10

benton il

#7 Sep 24, 2012
one on then go next person let one on then go it seems fairly easy to me!
Hmm

Marion, IL

#8 Sep 24, 2012
If you aren't from Benton, how are people suppose to know?
Peanut brain

Fayetteville, NC

#9 Sep 24, 2012
There are no rules, sign or any of that bullshit. Your ass better step on the gas as soon as you hit the square because those people arent going to let you in. Nobody gives you a turn, you take it.
Confused

Du Quoin, IL

#10 Sep 24, 2012
Hmm wrote:
If you aren't from Benton, how are people suppose to know?
Well, on an interstate people are supposed to yield to the one's coming off a ramp. Which I kinda thought was universal.
Hmm

Marion, IL

#11 Sep 24, 2012
They don't yield, they get over
Justacop

Herrin, IL

#12 Sep 24, 2012
Traffic on the square has the right of way. Traffic entering the square is required to yield. It is considered an "T", or merging (turning right but merging left), intersection. Traffic using an "on ramp" is required to yield to traffic already at speed and in the driving lanes. Interstate traffic is not required to yield to traffic entering the highway from the ramp.

The "let one on then go" is a simple courtesy passed on for years, and should in all likelihood, be adhered to as far as the square goes. At least for now. Truth be told, Benton officials should get with IDOT and work out the details and mark the damned thing!
rentacop

United States

#13 Sep 25, 2012
No way! I love seeing out of towners go left. Its not IDOTs fault they're idiots!
not so bad

Marion, IL

#14 Sep 25, 2012
Justacop wrote:
Traffic on the square has the right of way. Traffic entering the square is required to yield. It is considered an "T", or merging (turning right but merging left), intersection. Traffic using an "on ramp" is required to yield to traffic already at speed and in the driving lanes. Interstate traffic is not required to yield to traffic entering the highway from the ramp.
The "let one on then go" is a simple courtesy passed on for years, and should in all likelihood, be adhered to as far as the square goes. At least for now. Truth be told, Benton officials should get with IDOT and work out the details and mark the damned thing!
ppl entering the square have the right of way.the main streets are all highways.that is why the state takes care of those roads.the square traffic is merging with highway traffic.
County Clerk

Fayetteville, NC

#15 Sep 25, 2012
Let me clear this up. There is square that looks like a circle. It goes around and round with cars in it. Sometimes too many cars get in there and they have to pull over and shop. Sometimes they like to eat. Sometimes they got tickets though and they get hungry. Im sorry what was the question again?
Central Dispatch

Fayetteville, NC

#16 Sep 25, 2012
You got to do atleast 5 laps around the square in order to have the right of way. As soon as you pull in starting counting your laps. You cant go wrong using this method. If somebody coming onto the square gets mad, you tell them you did 5 laps and you had the right of way. They better do the same if they want to get off the square safely.
which one

Harrisburg, IL

#17 Sep 25, 2012
LMAO!!!
Libertine

United States

#18 Sep 25, 2012
local rule seems to be every other car in square lets only 1 in and the person behind them does the same. It just seems to flow better that way. You have to just go for it when I entering the circle. People pause and stop and that's what causes all the backup. It's not that hard there is plenty of room for people to move over to the left. considering it's not like there's a lot of accidents there.
Libertine

United States

#19 Sep 25, 2012
It really doesn't seem possible for a sign to work here would definately make things worse. Lights are the only thing that would work and that would really kind of suck. I can definitely see how out of towners get confused though the sign stating go to the right doesn't stand out very well. Saw a semi go left once that was pretty funny.
Justacop

Herrin, IL

#20 Sep 25, 2012
not so bad wrote:
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ppl entering the square have the right of way.the main streets are all highways.that is why the state takes care of those roads.the square traffic is merging with highway traffic.
Yep. Next time you get onto the highway check out the sign at the bottom of the on ramp. It's a yield sign. Let's make it easier. Pull onto the square and hit a car. The ticket will help clear up any misconceptions.
Central Dispatch

Fayetteville, NC

#21 Sep 25, 2012
Peanut brain wrote:
There are no rules, sign or any of that bullshit. Your ass better step on the gas as soon as you hit the square because those people arent going to let you in. Nobody gives you a turn, you take it.
This is correct. You got to get your turn and dont be shy about it. Just get in there fast and make a quick right. If you hit another car, dont worry, the law enforcement are totally understanding of these small delimas. It happens, they know how extremely hard it is to get on the square.

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