Moving violations at Main, South and Weston Sts intersection

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    Moving violations at Main, South and Weston Sts intersection

    Please watch out - the signage at that intersection is confusing and conflicting. There is inadequate and conflicting signage for Rt 128, and overhead signs do not indicate which lane to keep to go to Rt 128. If you happen to be on the left lane on Main St, you must turn sharp left per overhead sign, missing your way to Rt 128, conflicting with alternate sign on the side of the left lane which indicates you can go slight left to Rt 128, and you get nabbed for lane violation. I have sat at that conrner for hours watching hundreds of motorists "break" the law.

    The police know this trap really well and ticket left and right. In contrast, the overhead signage on Winter St and Rt 128 elsewhere in Waltham is proper and clearly includes a separate sign for 128. Petition city's traffic commission to have the overhead signs changed and point to the correct lane for Rt 128, so you can see from afar which lane to keep.

    Moreover, the law (MGL 89.4a, under which you are charged), clearly states you *can* make lane changes if it's safe. Let's put an end to this trap.
     
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    Re: Moving violations at Main, South and Weston Sts intersection

    You probably got a ticket there so you calling it the fault of the signage. If you want the signage changed you need to go through the MASSHIGHWAY they control the signage by Rte 128 for the rotary or winter st or trapelo rd not the city of waltham. You can notify the city but if they dont forward it your out of luck unless you do it yourself. Good luck with it being a former P.O. in the city takes forever..............................
     
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    Re: Moving violations at Main, South and Weston Sts intersection

    In Response to Moving violations at Main, South and Weston Sts intersection:
    [QUOTE]Please watch out - the signage at that intersection is confusing and conflicting. There is inadequate and conflicting signage for Rt 128, and overhead signs do not indicate which lane to keep to go to Rt 128. If you happen to be on the left lane on Main St, you must turn sharp left per overhead sign, missing your way to Rt 128, conflicting with alternate sign on the side of the left lane which indicates you can go slight left to Rt 128, and you get nabbed for lane violation. I have sat at that conrner for hours watching hundreds of motorists "break" the law. The police know this trap really well and ticket left and right. In contrast, the overhead signage on Winter St and Rt 128 elsewhere in Waltham is proper and clearly includes a separate sign for 128. Petition city's traffic commission to have the overhead signs changed and point to the correct lane for Rt 128, so you can see from afar which lane to keep. Moreover, the law (MGL 89.4a, under which you are charged), clearly states you *can* make lane changes if it's safe. Let's put an end to this trap.
    Posted by sanokistoka[/QUOTE]
     
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    Re: Moving violations at Main, South and Weston Sts intersection

    Thank you for calling that to our attention.  Many areas in the city have signage that is unclear.  This should be addressed by the Mayor's office.
     
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    Re: Moving violations at Main, South and Weston Sts intersection

    If you read the law under 89-4a you will see that you should be issued a citation under ch89-s1. The signs along with the road markings which indicate a left turn only lane by Main/Weston/South St would be the appropriate section to issue the ticket under.

    Chap 89-S4a is more for driving down Main St and you make an abrupt lane change and cut someone off without making sure it is safe to do so.
     
    The difference being the road marking which are clearly visible and the signs in the area make it illegal to go straight in the left turn lane.
     

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