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Why do some left-turn arrows at intersections only work sporadically?

Cecil Hester

Q. Why do the left turn arrows at Echo Farms Boulevard and Carolina Beach Road and the arrow at Hawthorne Drive Oleander Drive only work sporadically?

A. The vehicle needs to be stopped completely behind the wide white line/stop bar in order to trigger the left turn arrow, according to Dylan Lee, a spokesman for the city of Wilmington.

It can’t be stressed enough, he said, that vehicles should stop behind the stop bar when waiting at any traffic signal at any approach. Drivers should stop their vehicles so that they can still see the stop bar through their windshield.


Why isn’t there a blinking yellow light at Carolina Beach Road and Silva Terra Drive instead of a left green arrow?

Why don’t drivers stop for people using the Ann Street crosswalk on South Third Street?



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