When the local area has issues with turn signals or signage, there could be a higher risk of serious collisions. Take, for example, the intersection of Whitter Street, Thurman Avenue and S. High Street. When you turn left from Whitter Street, it’s allowed. However, turning left from Thurman is not.
Why? There is a prohibition on the turn from Thurman Avenue because of the layout of the intersection. Locals complain, though, that the inconsistency could cause crashes. Drivers, especially those unfamiliar with the area, may not realize that they can’t turn left. There is no turn signal at the intersection.
Officials in the city have said that there is no turn signal at the intersection because there haven’t been many issues there, but locals have still made complaints. It’s not clear if there is any signage to let people know that turning onto High Street is not possible.
Good signage and traffic lights make a difference
It is important to note that having good signage and traffic signals can make a difference in preventing collisions and helping drivers know exactly where they can or cannot go. In a tricky intersection, not having good information could result in errors that cause multivehicle crashes.
What should you do if you crash because of missing signs or bad traffic signals?
If you end up in a collision because of issues with the roads or problems with bad traffic signals or signs, it’s worth reaching out to your attorney. You may be able to pursue a claim against the local government for any injuries that are a result of their inattention to problems on the roads.