Too Many Accidents at S.R. 161 Buenos Aires/Strawberry Farms and I 270 #RememberMichelle

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Almost weekly there are accidents at the intersection of S.R. 161 and Buenos Aires/Strawberry Farms and I-270. A week ago (July 16) Michelle, riding the back of a motorcycle, was killed at this intersection. The speed is too fast; the merging from the east is complicated and there are no signs telling drivers to yield; there is a "no left turn sign" not large enough to see in time - that often gets ignored. The community is heartbroken about Michelle's death and we do not want any more tragedies. Please let us know a reasonable, safe solution to this intersection. (2016 info)

(2017 update) It has been a little over a year since this petition was initiated. I think of Michelle's loved ones each time I leave the neighborhood and see the cross erected in her memory. As I wait for the traffic light to turn green at Buenos Aires, I still see speeding through the intersection especially when the light changes to red. It is not as if folks coming from the east do not have fair warning - the sign says when one sees the lights flashing be prepared to stop. There is also a sign stating the area is one of targeted enforcement. I am wondering how targeted the enforcement has to get to reduce the number of accidents because I have not noticed a decrease - at least according to the police activity reports. But I thank those who met to attempt some solutions. This petition revival is to ask, what else can be done? Folks traveling to Strawberry Farms still turn into Huber Ridge to turn around, sometimes a U-Turn on Buenos Aires, just to avoid the no left turn. Still accidents, still speeding, thankfully no other deaths.


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