By in Random

They put up traffic lights at the winding corner to slow down traffic.

Bike route crosses busy intersection in Dallas, Texas where speeding vehicles and accidents happen as often as you brush your teeth.

The City of Dallas, Streets division will soon have functional traffic lights at the intersection down the corner and it is at a time when auto wrecks happen almost once a weekend. Yea. There's a 2 laner crossing a 6 laner and at this crossing, there is nothing to slow down the traffic as the East West line of traffic goes about 50 mph and there is a 30 degree deviation S curve in the road right at the cross over.

Why do they go so fast?

This has made them usually collide and T-bone a lot. They also hit and knock down the street lights a lot and run up on the sidewalks and actually flip over and hit houses and parked cars and fences.

It took over 20 years to get this traffic light set up. Now, let's see if it does any good!


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Comments

MegL wrote on March 31, 2016, 3:22 PM

They will also need good enforcement to stop drivers jumping the lights.:-(

lookatdesktop wrote on March 31, 2016, 5:53 PM

It would be easier to make cars only go 40 mph. lol. They used to make a governor to keep the engine from going 160 mph back in the olden days. The speed limit of the street I am living on used to be, remember, used to be, 30 mph. maybe even 25 in the 50's. But I wasn't around to see this. At that speed even a dog could get out of the way in time.

MegL wrote on April 1, 2016, 2:47 AM

Speed humps would do that without a governor. At 20 mph, any pedestrian that is hit is likely to survive. At 40mph, they are more likely to be killed or seriously injured.