Topeka’s road and parking lot layouts can be questionable. For example the intersection of 10th Avenue and Buchanan Street. The small parking lot that parallels 10th Avenue usually isn't cause for concern, but this October day it was.
An elderly man heading south on Buchanan Street approached the intersection. As he looked both ways, he saw a parking lot full of cars.
This was problematic because the cars were aligned in a way that completely blocked the view of eastbound, oncoming traffic. The man looked puzzled, weighing his options.
Deciding on whether to floor it into the intersection or creep out resulted in a 25-minute traffic jam.