Driving in Wareham

By Twiceburnt007 | Feb 27, 2017

Once again I feel the need to express my concern about the lack of respect (or knowledge) of the rules of the road. Daily, and this is not an exaggeration, I will witness several people turn with-out directional lights.Heading west on 28 from east Wareham last week, not once, but 3 times a driver ran straight through a red light. Each time the light was red with-out a doubt. I have often witnessed this early in the morning but, mid day was a surprise ! Now further along 28 east to west is the mall turn lanes. Upon realizing a driver is in the wrong lane, they will come over to the right as if no-one else was there. (And with no directionals). I realize this town has its share of more pressing problems but, I pray it doesn't take a loss of a life to make the public more aware. In addition to these driving issues there are several down or missing street signs indicating a stop or no turn on red. Now, to put the frosting on the cake, will the pot-hole on Tobey Road have to swallow an entire vehicle before that situation gets addressed ?

Comments (4)
Posted by: Society for Suppression of Noise | Feb 27, 2017 11:06

It's crazy out there, isn't it?  And crummy signage doesn't help.  If you're at the stop line, preparing to turn right into Wareham Crossing, the No Turn on Red sign is BEHIND you!


On a lark, Mrs. Society and I went to Marc Anthony's Pizzeria yesterday.  There were no convenient parking spots open on Onset Avenue so I pondered turning right at the pizzeria and parking on the side street.  (I'm not very familiar with Onset but I do know that one-way streets exist there.)  I looked for a One Way sign, nothing.  I looked for a No Right Turn sign, nothing.  Made the turn and nearly hit an oncoming SUV.  Turns out there are not one, but two Do Not Enter signs that are clearly visible AFTER you have made the turn onto South Boulevard.

Posted by: cranky pants | Feb 27, 2017 12:53

This isn't a Wareham specific problem. Too many folks so wrapped up in their own life to acknowledge anything else.

Posted by: greycat | Feb 27, 2017 14:30

Who has the time to read all the signs?  With yapping and texting on the cellphones, yelling at the kids or letting the small dog drive, there is no time to spare for paying attention to the signs.

Posted by: WantToSeeChange | Feb 27, 2017 19:17

At least once a week I see someone coming from the Oakdale area of route 6 (heading towards the center of town) and take a left at the lights at the narrows.  I wondered why, but then was told that the sign was taken down during some construction (possibly railroad?) and never put back up.  I haven't had the opportunity to see if that is true, but someone is going to get hit there if it hasn't happened already.


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