Today at this intersection I witnessed two opposing cars begin rolling into the intersection while under the red light in order to beat each other. It looked like a game of chicken. The left turner cut off the straight away person, narrowly missing a pedestrian crossing Broad St. to get to the bus stop on the corner. This intersection is a tragedy waiting to happen!! Bloomfield, please DO SOMETHING!!
The "left turns yield" law seems to be completely invalid at the intersection of Broad and Bay. Drivers turning left onto southbound Broad Street from westbound Bay St routinely roll into the intersection before the light turns green, and cuts in front of drivers heading east on Bay. This morning, *two* drivers cut across and the second one may even have been a police officer in his personal vehicle since there was a shield in the window. Are there different left turn laws in Bloomfield? To alleviate this problem, would it be possible to install a brief, 3-second left turn arrow in both directions, similar to the short arrow on eastbound Bloomfield Ave at Valley Rd. in Montclair?
Alternatively, could Bloomfield begin enforcing the law by positioning an officer at the corner?