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The timing of traffic lights must be magic, or have a lack thereof.Take, for instance, my typical drive through San Elijo Hills up and over the mountain, past the Cal State San Marcos campus and onto the on-ramp heading east to the Escondido office. I confess to being a “cut-through” driver despised by traffic planners the world over — unless, of course, I stop and shop at the Albertsons or the Ralphs stores, which I often do. Then I am a welcome contributor to the city’s economy. Sometimes, the drive is smooth as ice; other times, not so much.The other day, I slowpoked the drive, stopping for red lights once at Melrose, twice in the village area, again at Schoolhouse Way and then at Questhaven. I got through the ones at Double Peak and the firehouse, but got stopped at Village, Craven missed the one at Barham and finally the one at the gas station at the Highway 78 onramp. Arrgh. Why can’t they time these lights?
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