Sometimes even just a little difference in speed can make all the difference in the world between safe driving and having an accident. That is what some in the Morgantown City Council believe. They met to discuss the possibility of lowering the speed at what many consider a dangerous intersection in Monongalia County.
The request is for a lower speed limit at the intersection of Route 119 and Route 73 by 5 or 10 mph. The current speed limit is 45 mph and there is one accident per week at this intersection on average. There is also a request for a flashing yellow light to alert drivers of the intersection and the reduced speeds.
The City Council has decided to support the project.
Accidents usually happen because someone does something careless. When driving along at a higher rate of speed, if a driver is unaware of what is going on around them, such as changes in the road, or increased traffic flow that they aren’t expecting, an accident can result. Governments at the city, county and state level usually take care and try to insure the safety of their citizens and make adjustments in order to insure their safety. Even with the best of intentions, accidents can and do happen.
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