To the Editor:
I would like to inform you that the sixth accident occurred February 9, 2012 at approximately 5.40 PM, at the crosswalk in the middle of the road on Central Ave. Traveling North, a white truck rear ended a small blue car at the crosswalk.
The driver of the truck had the impression that the driver of the small car had the intention to turn left in my driveway.
As long as the police car was at the accident location, all the cars respected the red light. Immediately after the police left the cars restarted not to respect the strange traffic light. At 6.10 pm I pushed the button and 3 cars heading North flashed over the crosswalk, the fourth one reduced almost completely the speed but still passed slowly over the crosswalk.
This is not my imagination, this is not other people’s fault; this happens frequently because this unique place for a crosswalk and for traffic lights simply confuse the drivers and make the place extremely unsafe for pedestrians and drivers as well.
The placement of the crosswalk and of the traffic and pedestrian lights was a mistake that has to be corrected before a tragic incident will happen. They confuse the drivers. When we speak about safety, the ego and the ambition should bow to the logic, regardless which position one has in town.
The crosswalk and the lights should be moved to the corner with Clover where is their normal place, and where the light will control the vehicles traffic in the intersection as well as the pedestrian crossing like every other place.