Hwy 98 killer highway: Enough is enough!

Hwy 98 killer highway: Enough is enough!

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“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

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#1 Mar 5, 2011
Brown, who isn't running again, has not aided in the cure and blames drivers for the deaths and wrecks. While part of it is true about driver error, the highway was badly designed as well. Will you help in stopping the frequent deaths on this killer highway? It will take many to get their attention. Remember, we only got the original hwy98 to stop killing because we all joined in and even then commissioner bob Joiner attended the meeting.

“John 3:16”

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#2 Mar 6, 2011
So if there is enough interest, a movement will begin. Time to tame the killer highway of George County.
Nettle

Poplarville, MS

#3 Mar 6, 2011
I really don't see what the problem is with 98, but there is one because we have too many wrecks. I think we need an over pass at 98 & Rocky Creek and 98 & 63N - these seem to be the places that the most wrecks happen.

“John 3:16”

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#4 Mar 6, 2011
Exactly. I believe besides driver error, that it is not level enough in both directions as the one on the west side is.Visability should take precedence over finances. Maybe a lower speed limit at each intersection. Mainly we need to build up the road either way so it is level with the intersection both ways.
Sage

Brandon, MS

#5 Mar 6, 2011
I have been really disappointed with our highway comissioner. He has done little or nothing to help his own people. Look at new Hwy.63, still sitting there unfinished while road building goes on in Harrison county and other places. I'm sorry I ever voted for him.

“John 3:16”

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#6 Mar 6, 2011
Blue Mountain band has a song about Bloody 98.

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

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#7 Mar 6, 2011
U.S. Route 98 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blue Mountain recorded a song titled "Bloody 98," specifically referring to a two-laned section of the highway between Mobile, Alabama and Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_98YouTube

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Since: Aug 10

Lucedale, MS

#8 Mar 7, 2011
Now is our chance, lets get a highway commissioner who will listen to George County! No more deaths on this highway because of poor planning!!

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

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#9 Mar 7, 2011
time may be running out. It took years to stop the oringinal killer 98. Maybe we can get this one stopped soon.
Concerned Citizen

Hattiesburg, MS

#10 Mar 8, 2011
I have traveled "Bloody 98" everyday for the last 37 years. I have never, and I repeat NEVER, had a single accident, or an on purpose collision for that matter, in those years. I look when I am crossing. I look as I approach an intersection. Let me pose a question, why are the fewest collisions at the 98 & Beaver Dam location? Could it be that an individual actually has to STOP and LOOK? I do agree that the engineering of the road left a lot to be desired. However, if the road is to blame, throw it's ass in jail. But wait, that isn't possible. So why don't we gripe and complain about the road instead of teaching people to follow the "Rules of the Road" which include a complete stop, looking left, right, and left again, and only if clear proceed across the road. Let me guess Scoop, you are a Democrat. My reasoning for this is that you seem to want someone else to take the blame for your stupidity.

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

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#11 Mar 8, 2011
Don't insult me by calling me a democrat. The road was designed poorly because of financial concerns and should have been leveled for a mile either way. Then most likely there would not have been any excuses.
Concerned Citizen

Hattiesburg, MS

#12 Mar 8, 2011
Road design may be faulty. However, everyone of the collisions were caused by , are you ready for this, HUMAN FACTORS!!! The road did not move it's roadbed, raise a hill or grow a single sign to limit vision. Each and every collision is caused by a HUMAN not driving safely, ie. not looking, phone use, sleep, adjusting radio, self-love, etc... Again, I admit the engineers dropped the ball on the design, but the design is not causing the collisions, it is HUMANS.
Anonymous

Detroit, MI

#13 Mar 8, 2011
I personally believe 98 isn't deadly at all. I have lived here my whole life and not far from it. I have to cross 98 everyday and just knowing cars trucks are cruising 70 + should be your awareness to be careful and look twice.
meg

Poplarville, MS

#14 Mar 8, 2011
Concerned Citizen wrote:
Road design may be faulty. However, everyone of the collisions were caused by , are you ready for this, HUMAN FACTORS!!! The road did not move it's roadbed, raise a hill or grow a single sign to limit vision. Each and every collision is caused by a HUMAN not driving safely, ie. not looking, phone use, sleep, adjusting radio, self-love, etc... Again, I admit the engineers dropped the ball on the design, but the design is not causing the collisions, it is HUMANS.
Why is it that these same people don't wreck at Shipman & 98 or Bexley & 98 - there is a problem with these intersections - yes all accidents are human error, but we could decrease the human factor if these intersections were better.

“John 3:16”

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#15 Mar 8, 2011
Simple, its because those other intersections are level both ways, eliminating the problem of visability. The other ones are not.

_N0_N33D_T0_T33L _

Since: Apr 09

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#16 Mar 8, 2011
I have seen many people run the stop signs and have seen a few wrecks at first hand with people not stoping and looking and im guilty myself in 1994 we was in my 1979 camaro when big jack was driving the school bus and he pulled out in front of me and all i could do was hit the bus it totaled my car but thank god we was ok and big jack said he didnt see my car it blended in with the highway RIP big Jack i have pics of it also

_N0_N33D_T0_T33L _

Since: Apr 09

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#17 Mar 8, 2011
The_SCOOP wrote:
Simple, its because those other intersections are level both ways, eliminating the problem of visability. The other ones are not.
Scoop i posted a picture of our wreck in 1994 on here check it out if you save it you can blow it up and read it

Since: Aug 10

Lucedale, MS

#18 Mar 8, 2011
Concerned Citizen wrote:
I have traveled "Bloody 98" everyday for the last 37 years. I have never, and I repeat NEVER, had a single accident, or an on purpose collision for that matter, in those years. I look when I am crossing. I look as I approach an intersection. Let me pose a question, why are the fewest collisions at the 98 & Beaver Dam location? Could it be that an individual actually has to STOP and LOOK? I do agree that the engineering of the road left a lot to be desired. However, if the road is to blame, throw it's ass in jail. But wait, that isn't possible. So why don't we gripe and complain about the road instead of teaching people to follow the "Rules of the Road" which include a complete stop, looking left, right, and left again, and only if clear proceed across the road. Let me guess Scoop, you are a Democrat. My reasoning for this is that you seem to want someone else to take the blame for your stupidity.
I assure you I am not a democrat! Why can't we have an overpass at the 98 and old 63 intersection? We are going to have one at the old 63 and new 63 intersection, doesn't that prove they realized their mistake at 98? My husband is a former employee for MDOT and he realizes they made a mistake at 98 and 63!

Since: Aug 10

Lucedale, MS

#19 Mar 8, 2011
Concerned Citizen wrote:
Road design may be faulty. However, everyone of the collisions were caused by , are you ready for this, HUMAN FACTORS!!! The road did not move it's roadbed, raise a hill or grow a single sign to limit vision. Each and every collision is caused by a HUMAN not driving safely, ie. not looking, phone use, sleep, adjusting radio, self-love, etc... Again, I admit the engineers dropped the ball on the design, but the design is not causing the collisions, it is HUMANS.
Okay, most drivers are stupid! Why not help these stupid people not have wrecks that cause fatlities! Why do you think these accidents happen? Is it only drives stupidity? Is there not a reason at these intersections? Could they not be improved to help these "STUPID Drivers"??? We are all human, we need all the help we can get!!
lala

United States

#20 Mar 9, 2011
Blaming it in the road is stupid.. I would honestly expect more wrecks @ 98 & beaver dam.. If you say the road is a killer than blame a gun for killing someone or blame your kids pencil for failing his test and blame your pen for writing a bad check.. Blame the other persons car for going 70+ or for pulling out n front of someone.. Get a clue people.. Slow down pay attention.. The road nor the design or the cars are killers.. It's the people behind the wheels not paying attention.. Bc n a multi car wreck at least one of the drivers made a stupid decision..

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