Car + Bus + Rush Hour = Lame

Ever since my darling wife taught me to take Memorial Bridge into DC instead of 395, I have been grateful. Aside from some backups getting onto Route 50 itself, the whole thing is fairly painless, and I’ll definitely take one long zipper merge to the godawful hell that is 395 during morning rush.

Well, most of the time.

Meet 19th St. NW and Constitution Avenue NW.

19Th And Conn

Where you see that fancy green arrow is right about where some asshat decided that he could fit his tiny escort into the turning radius of the Maryland Commuter Bus. This, of course, blocked the right three lanes of Constitution Ave. During Morning Rush. All traffic inbound on I-66 and Route 50 ends up on Constitution.

Am I the only one who thinks that in this situation, the asshole whose fault it was belong either up on charges or on the sharp end of a pointy fine?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

I live and work in the District of Columbia. I write at We Love DC, a blog I helped start, I work at Technolutionary, a company I helped start, and I’m happy doing both. I enjoy watching baseball, cooking, and gardening. I grow a mean pepper, keep a clean scorebook, and wash the dishes when I’m done. Read Why I Love DC.

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