Island News, Road Rage!
Road Rage on Marco
Now that season is
upon us, Marco Island is faced with its seasonal traffic jams and,
consequently, tempers can flair resulting in more than simple
Blvd. is by far the most frustrating vein to travel on Marco's
vast system of streets and avenues. Jean, a Marco
Islander has this to say, "If you are down here from N.Y.,
either go back, or drive with some patience and courtesy
towards your fellow drivers!" Stephan from Indiana
says, "I may be old (82) but I can still see and drive
okay. I just don't know why all of these people keep honking at
me! They seem like they are in a
(pictured left) also said that, "The old people spend a
lot of money down here on Marco Island so you should not
complain very much. I know that the residents that live
down here get tired of the traffic, but it is nothing
like we have every day in Indianapolis!"
tips for keeping the traffic flowing are as follows:
Avoid turning left where there is not a stop light with a
2. Do not "shoot
out" into Collier Blvd. and stop in the middle of the
median with the butt of your Cadillac sticking out into the
median, blocking traffic. Go right, hit a stop light,
and turn to
the direction you want to go.
In Florida, you can turn right on a red stop light after
stopping. Also, it is possible to turn left when the
light is green, you don't have to wait for the green arrow.
it boils down to is the fact that this small island where we all
live grows even smaller during the winter months of
January-April, with the influx of winter residents. Have some
patience, keep your eyes open
and keep a smile on your face when that traffic starts to
grind on your nerves!