2022 US Trip – Day 4 (Police Controlling Traffic in New York)

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This situation intrigues me, look for the traffic enforcement officer in the middle of the intersection in New York. I’m honestly not sure how safe that is, but they are there to control the traffic even though there are traffic lights in operation. Apparently it’s to prevent any grid-locking issues at the intersection as the officers can refuse to let more vehicles enter the area even if their lights are green. It all looks very dangerous though, can’t they just have something like the hatched yellow lines that they have in the UK? Perhaps as I don’t own a car this actually makes a lot of sense, but it’s not a job that I fancy having.