Safety Report: Most Dangerous Roads - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

There are 6 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Feb 28, 2012, titled Safety Report: Most Dangerous Roads - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Deaths on Virginia's roads rose in 2011 following two years of record-setting lows.

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TEX

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Feb 29, 2012
How about the mess at Shadwell? traffic coming from rt 22 onto 250 has a yeild sigh which is ignored and cars on 250 have to swerve and dodge to avoid being side-swiped Why not route that traffic through the new stop lights there?
Darnit

Washington, DC

#2 Feb 29, 2012
Why do they have to have "crash data" to realize it's a dangerous stretch of road? What happened to being proactive?
Daily Driver

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Feb 29, 2012
TEX wrote:
How about the mess at Shadwell? traffic coming from rt 22 onto 250 has a yeild sigh which is ignored and cars on 250 have to swerve and dodge to avoid being side-swiped Why not route that traffic through the new stop lights there?
It is worse now that they put up the traffic signals than before,I was hoping they were going to do away with the merge lane and make everyone go thru the lights.
It was bad enough trying to get onto 250 now with the traffic backed up on 250 no one wants to let people on 22 to get on,Just like everything else these days dumb as hello.
Gru

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Feb 29, 2012
How about that heavy truck traffic on Earlysville Road? Tractor-trailers go from that "industrial park" in Earlysville all the way out to Hydraulic (a residential area) and SHOULD use Airport Road out to 29 (biggest offenders there -- Old Dominion and UPS). Ditto with those large, wide, SPEEDING gravel trucks from the quarry -- make a RIGHT onto Earlysville and then go out airport to 29. Nevermind early in the morning when those things are coming AT you with a ridiculous amount of lights on them, they BLIND you. D@mn things look like the UFOs that came down behind Richard Dreyfuss in Close Encounters! That road is hard enough to drive north of the airport since they "fixed" it. I usd to be able to dodge around the pot-holes, but they scraped all that up and "patched" it. Now it's all uneven and more akin to trying to drive on a tilt-a-whirl!
Botched Enforcement

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Feb 29, 2012
The worst roads in Virginia are the worst roads because traffic enforcement is not executed effectively. Take Albemarle County for example. They are currently working all the entrances to city limits hot and heavy. East, west, north and south. Especially where the speed limits drop and they can grab revenue fast. Clock people in a 45 mph zone and claim they were doing it in a 35 mph zone. They're called speed traps.

If Albemarle really cared about "safety", they would be out working the back roads where fatalities take place, and back roads where DUI drivers avoid them.

If the City of Charlottesville really cared about "safety", they would not have a car sitting and working on East High Street at the bottom of a long hill (a/k/a speed trap) all night long. The patrol car(s) need to be out in the neighborhoods where people zip to and from at high rates of speed. Phillip Waufle and Julia Pace, both now retired city police officers, worked neighborhoods and did more good for the city than anybody before or after them. Traffic enforcement in the city is now nothing more than a revenue grab as well.
huh

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Mar 1, 2012
@Gru, Your sounding a bit ignorant!! Those big trucks work just like you do and if it werent for them your pretty little house and driveway wouldnt be there in the first place!

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