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Recent car accident at intersection of Ridgeway Drive and Claiborne Pkwy

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by Capricorn1964, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Well-Known Member

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    Recently a few days ago, there was a car accident at the intersection. Not sure what happened but one of the two cars ended up near the trees across the street from the house at the intersection close to property abutting the Nature Center and Mill Run Elementary School. Looked like a commercial business sedan vehicle and other car was, if I remember correctly, a SUV. There was heavy damage --commercial business car looked like it was T-Boned and I'm not sure how much damage the SUV sustained.

    Looked like vehicle(s) were speeding and went right through the stop sign. This just happened a few days after another guy nearly missed T-Boning me at another intersection near Harris Teeter. Seems some folks don't believe in stopping at stop signs around here since the County Police really don't patrol the area frequently as I haven't seen them around here for months. Don't think enforcement in this area really is a priority...besides insurance companies will just pay for the damages and jack up the rates for the drivers....the more drivers take risks around here, the insurance companies will jack up the rates for others as well since its a risky area to drive in.

    Just thought I'd post because I knew some accident would happen soon and *it did*. Stop signs around here are largely ineffectual IMHO because cops just don't enforce much traffic laws around this area.

    If you have to troll here just to make snappy sarcastic "comeback" remarks, don't you have better things to do with your time? You know who you are. Oh and don't bother thinking that I will come back here to read your troll comments because I won't. Have a good day.
     
  2. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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  3. Excelsior

    Excelsior Southern Walk||IMPERIUM IN IMPERIO||

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    A lot of this intersection's problem is that there is a lack of awareness that this is a four way stop. When drivers are bored, distracted, or otherwise unfamiliar with this intersection, it's easy to drive right through. There aren't any warning lines in the paint on the street as you approach. That would solve a lot of the problem. Just bigger signs, maybe with flashing red lights.
     
  4. Mr Rogers

    Mr Rogers Active Member

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    Increased education. The drivers license process in our state is a JOKE!
     
  5. Mike OMalley

    Mike OMalley Active Member

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    Nothing like a bit and run "I told you so!" to start the day.
     
  6. Mr Rogers

    Mr Rogers Active Member

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    I'm not sure I understand what you mean?
     
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