What, another traffic signal?'

There are 95 comments on the Westmoreland News story from Mar 12, 2013, titled What, another traffic signal?'. In it, Westmoreland News reports that:

The flow of traffic may soon change if county leaders have anything to say about the matter.

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Concerned

Aylett, VA

#1 Mar 13, 2013
I think there should be a light by Gittie's where it meets with 205. That is a bad intersection. People pull out in front of others all the time.

“Annoying and won't go away....”

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#2 Mar 13, 2013
I agree. There should be one there before one gets put in at Halls (as I read in a previous discussion).
The Force

Colonial Beach, VA

#3 Mar 13, 2013
If they would pick their speed up when they pull out,but most of them drive 35 to 40 on 205 and they are the problem. They act like they are out on a Sunday drive and could care less.
Lt Dan

Alexandria, VA

#4 Mar 13, 2013
I dont understand what is so hard, stop, look left, look right if clear proceed, if a vehicle is coming wait look left, look right proceed. WTF.
Business

Greenbelt, MD

#5 Mar 14, 2013
Have any of you demanding more lights been through Fredericksburg lately? Careful what you wish for! Driving with common sense is really not hard. Stop lights are a severe pain in the arse though!

Since: Jul 12

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#6 Mar 15, 2013
This is not a done deal, they will be doing a traffic study in June. They also asked for citizen feedback on this issue. You can email VDOT at

fredericksburginfo@vdot.virgin ia.gov on this, or any other issue.
Traffic Buddy

Manassas, VA

#7 Mar 15, 2013
Susan - What doe you mean 'A done Deal' no one said anything about it being such in the 1st place... A general statement is all. You need to READ what is written before replying.
yea right

Irvington, VA

#8 Mar 15, 2013
Traffic Buddy you need to take your own advice. I read she said "is NOT a done deal".
Traffic Buddy

Manassas, VA

#9 Mar 15, 2013
I am quite aware of what I wrote - Susan made it sound like VDOT has already made a decision about it. Which is not the case...
HB Rules

Lexington Park, MD

#10 Mar 15, 2013
no amount of lights or signs can help some of the idiots on the road around here.
Clueless

Falls Church, VA

#11 Mar 15, 2013
HB Rules wrote:
no amount of lights or signs can help some of the idiots on the road around here.
You may be right. Perhaps a row of rumble strips just before the known dangerous spots would wake them up, slow them down, or at least make them aware. How expensive could that be?
HB Rules

Lexington Park, MD

#12 Mar 15, 2013
Clueless wrote:
<quoted text>
You may be right. Perhaps a row of rumble strips just before the known dangerous spots would wake them up, slow them down, or at least make them aware. How expensive could that be?
yes a little hump and bump would be cheaper, plus save lives.
Clueless

Falls Church, VA

#14 May 8, 2013
Concerned wrote:
I think there should be a light by Gittie's where it meets with 205. That is a bad intersection. People pull out in front of others all the time.
I'm not a fan of new traffic lights in semi-rural areas, but maybe it's time for one here.
Agree

King William, VA

#15 May 9, 2013
Yes, Yes, and Yes!! It is time for one at this intersection. No more lives lost or people hurt!!
Something has to be done ASAP.
wtcsret

Goose Creek, SC

#16 May 9, 2013
People manage to kill themselves in new and exciting ways all the time. From distracted driving to "timing lights" and failure to accelerate, they do it every day. Both parties have to be on the same "safety" page. Getting your back bumper properly positioned just makes you "dead right". It may take awhile but the Darwin Awards will nullify the traffic control device at some point:(
MG Resident

La Plata, MD

#17 May 9, 2013
I have to come through that intersection every day and I try to be very careful. One day two weeks ago I looked both ways and it was (I thought) clear. As I pulled out a guy coming east on 205 had to go by me on the shoulder near the railing. First and foremost, I am sorry that this happened and secondly, guy, whoever you are, thank you for saving yourself and me from a bad accident. You were in a Toyota Corolla and you did one great piece of driving. My hat is off to you. I don't blame you one bit for being angry at me. It seems that when you look west there are some trees that block the view, itís hard to describe, but if you don't swing out to the right to look beyond those low hanging trees, your view is impaired. I am really considering using the road that comes out at old Ninde store. Itís a little further home, but so much safer.
Disagree

Gloucester, VA

#18 May 11, 2013
We do not need a traffic light. At the most a sign indicating caution. Maybe a sign indicating caution..
Grandaughter of Paul Lee

Hayes, VA

#19 May 11, 2013
I just lost 2 people in my family on Monday the 6th..because of that road!
One you have to inch out to even see if you are clear to go because of all the trees and what not in the way people are flying down that road and cant see til its to late...Not even a day later my husband and I almost got into an accident in that very same spot that my grandfather died!
because some lady pulled out right in front of us!
a traffic light is exactly what we need there!
And my family and I wont stop fighting til its done!
Vehicular

Gloucester, VA

#20 May 13, 2013
Why don't we get the VDOT to have the obstructions removed, now.
Grandaughter of Paul Lee

Hayes, VA

#22 May 16, 2013
A Rally for a light to save lives will be held on Sat. May 25 and Sun. 26 at 10am
Meet at that intersection 205 and 218.
Please join us come down and sign the petition
and help save maybe your loved one!
Thank you!!

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