Malfunction Junction

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Malfunction Junction—or the intersection of Hwy. 52, Hwy. 282, and Hwy. 515

Here’s a challenge: start out at in downtown Ellijay, go down River Street, and try to make a right onto Highway 515 without getting into an altercation.
If there’s no traffic you might be okay. But, if there are any cars traveling down Industrial Boulevard wishing to make a right turn onto Highway 515 as well, then you will definitely be confused if you’ve never been through this intersection before.

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The intersection of Hwy 52, Hwy. 282, and Hwy. 515—or as it’s been called, Malfunction Junction—looks ugly. If you want to take a right onto Highway 515 from either Hwy 52 or Hwy 282 you’ve got to be ready to showcase your best defensive driving skills.

We set up a camera at this intersection for 15 minutes during a regular workday just to see what would happen.

Take a look.

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