Reader-submitted: L’toeles Harabim

opinionI sat at the corner of Chestnut and New Hampshire waiting to turn left for a good solid five minutes or more this morning, and that’s not too unusual.

The obvious thing to do at that point, is go through Andrew’s Corner. I got a ticket a few months ago doing that and saw the cops pulled someone over there this morning too.

But the part I hope you can share with your readers, is that I went to court to fight the ticket (without a lawyer) and the prosecutor let me off with no fine or anything, because there’s no real reason you shouldn’t be able to do that. You’re not bypassing a stop sign because there’s another one at the exit from Andrew’s Corner, and the “no thru traffic” sign is not an official township sign.

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  1. Thank you!!! I always use that short cut (while I am carful not to speed through because it is a quiet developement, and don’t want to disturb that) but I’m always sceptical because there’s cops many time in the fire station next door, thanks for that info!!!!

  2. Thank you! Rabbosi let’s keep these letters coming in to “The scoop” each of us can do our part to help each other. Thanks to “The scoop” for posting.

  3. I am not familiar with the intersection. But it is hard to understand what kind of to’eles l’rabim it is to encourage drivers to violate the proprietor’s prerogative to disallow d’risas haregel to thru traffic through his property. That may not earn him a ticket, but it would seem to be a halachic issue.

  4. Agree with anonymous. It’s a very DANGEROUS intersection. Visibility is poor and it definitely should have a light. Using the development is a matter of safety not just convenience

  5. Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it ethical.
    It’s still private property. You wouldn’t borrow someone’s coat without permission. Why would you drive through their property?

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