Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The stop light in east Wellington question

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Thank you for your input. +12 Vote up Vote down Nonya · 325 weeks ago As in Cue’s previous stories the state uses years of statistics and data for their formula. I know its hard to believe but they probably know more and we do. Lights would not make the intersection safer. Lights are for intersections that traffic gets backed up for long periods of time, 2 or 3 cars pulling out of Wal-mart or McDonalds is not a back up. I remember the round-about debate and all of us couch engineers said it would never work….well I would say it works well, and hasn’t lived up to the “Circle of Death”. I spend a lot less time waiting on lights. We need to remember that if lights go in they will work 24/7 and its always fun sitting at a stop light when your the only one at the intersection. Report Reply 2 replies · active 325 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 325 weeks ago It’s not the highway speed limit that is the problem, at least not the speed of the car going straight on the highway. The car in the Walmart turn lane should not be running side by side or slightly in front of a car going 55 mph, that intend to stay on the highway. Cars in the turn lane need to slow down so they are not obstructing the view of the car in the other lane from the drivers trying to pull out of Walmart. Report Reply 2 replies · active 325 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Reality Check · 325 weeks ago Has anyone thought the reason why this gentleman died was because he was not wearing his seat belts? Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Larry · 325 weeks ago Like I said earlier, in almost all cases human error is the case of a vehicle accident. The vehicle is a object, the person behind the wheel makes it go. I worked a lot of accidents in my career in law enforcement and with the exception of maybe a mechanical error, the driver in one of the vehicles either violated a traffic law, or use poor judgment which cause the accident. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Crusader Proud · 325 weeks ago Nonya and Larry have nailed it right. It wont matter what is introduced as long as people continue to make mistakes, accidents are going to continue to happen. By adding lights I personally feel it would be an even bigger mistake because I for one would not want to be sitting at a stop light and have someone rear end me at 55 mph. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Guest · 325 weeks ago What about a 30mph road running behind Walmart connecting to Woodlawn? There seems to be plenty of options for this as it happened for the new high school. Then people have a choice to take a “slower back road” or take the highway at your own risk. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down John · 325 weeks ago Roundabout at the Mc D’s/ Wall Mart road. slows down traffic, no enforcement, no racing for a traffic light, no waiting when nobody else around, very little maintenance and no side impact or head on collisions. Everybody makes mistakes just have to make them not as bad. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Tom Countryman · 325 weeks ago Great ideas here from Guest & John! Unfortunately, the powers that be will not be accepting any suggestions from John Q Public. That is just not how bureaucracy works! Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Larry · 325 weeks ago It was noted here that the gentleman that died was not wearing a seatbelt. My question then is how come they only seem to be able to write citations for seat belt violations during the ticket or click it. As a retired officer I wrote at least 2 or 3 a day with not problem. Now retired, I can help but notice how many I still see without the belts on. We need to urge everyone to wear there belts but also officers need to ticket the violators every day and not just during special promotions. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Just thinking · 324 weeks ago No one can positively say you would or would not live not buckling up in an accident. There are plenty of accidents where people are buckled up that die that probably would have lived if not buckled up. About the only thing seat belts do is generate more cash flow for city, county, and state budgets. Just another loop hole to take money away from the general public, just look at the police notes if you don’ believe it. Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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There needs to be a stop light at either the Wal-Mart or McDonald’s intersection. The speed limit should be reduced, but not necessarily a stop light. We should have something like a blinking yellow light like at Eisenhower Elementary. I think KDOT has the right idea. Stop lights and speed limits won’t solve anything and might make it worse. I’d like to see more data on the matter before making a decision. View Results  Loading …Follow us on Twitter.last_img