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Winona’s ‘traffic rules’ defy law, common sense (06/30/2014)
From: Jim R. Miller

Winona

With the city of Winona planning the addition of stop signs at unmarked intersections, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation talking about changing the Highway 61/14/Gilmore Avenue intersection, I think a handbook on driving in Winona update is needed for visitors, newcomers, and new drivers.

East-west streets have the right-of-way. I’m not sure but I think this is because they have both names and numbers. North-south streets have only names. This rule assumes (yes, I know) that you’ve found that the Mississippi runs east and west here; the sun does not rise in the south.

Obeying the traffic lights (you know: red, amber, green) on Highway 14/61 is optional, especially in the early morning hours.

Obeying stop or yield signs anywhere in the city is optional although slowing down is traditional.

There is no speed limit on Highway 61/14.

There is no speed limit on east-west streets between WSU and Saint Teresa’s.

It is forbidden to drive golf carts, ATVs, or riding lawnmowers on city streets unless they have WSU emblems.

When two vehicles approach an unmarked intersection, the biggest one or the one with the loudest horn has the right-of-way.

I hope this will help you navigate the streets of our beautiful Upper Midwest city. (Driver training instructors my clip and use this at no extra cost.)

Editor’s note: This writer’s sarcasm is meant to point out what drivers are doing wrong on Winona streets and highways. Let’s do better! 

 

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