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Driver inattention is biggest factor in high incidence of fatalities

Thinks it's time action taken to improve notifications, impose lower speed limits, and do something about Columbia's "Downtown Daytona Raceway with Crosswalks" - and asks, "How many more people must be maimed and die before we demand that those we have elected to offices which are responsible for public safety, at the very least, try???
Comments re article 57088 Thinks biggest factor in fatalities is driver inattention by Maury Lewis.

By Billy Joe Fudge
Maury, I believe has hit the nail on the head about driver inattention. I also believe there is merit to Ed's comments about some common sense things we as a community can petition our city, county and state leaders to do.
  • Almost all 55 mph traffic signals that are at the bottom of a hill or carry very high traffic volumes have caution signals that turn on prior to the light going red to grab the attention of and alert drivers to the upcoming red signal. I see them on high volume roads such as East 80 in Somerset, 127 in the Lawrenceburg/Frankfort/Harrodsburg area, Old Lebanon Road/North Bypass intersection near Taylor County Hospital, 111 intersections in the Livingston/Cookeville/Sparta area, etc.
  • Make sure speed limits are adequately posted.
  • Lower speed limits from 55 to 45 for a sufficient distance near this light and other dangerous intersections on the bypass.
  • Enforce the speed limits. We have one of the best city police departments, sheriff's departments and state police forces in the country. Shouldn't we ask that they calm down the traffic flow in and around town by enforcing the existing speed limits?
I really hate to be continually harping about this and our "Downtown Daytona Raceway with Crosswalks" situation but how many more people must be maimed and die before we demand that those we have elected to offices which are responsible for public safety, at the very least, try??? - BILLY JOE FUDGE

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