Four escape injury in I-81 crash

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No one was injured in a two-vehicle collision on the Interstate 81 entrance ramp at Exit 20 Sunday evening. Read more
Hugger

Falls Church, VA

#1 Aug 16, 2010
That entrance ramp with the stop sign is a death trap! When traffic moves to the left lane it makes more sense to merge without stopping. Coming to a complete stop when you can merge confuses everyone on the entrance ramp when there is no traffic in the right lane and it is possible to merge. I understand putting a stop sign at the end of an entrance ramp when there is only one lane of on going traffic. But when there are two lanes available it is safer to yeild than stop.
BOGUS

Frederick, MD

#2 Aug 16, 2010
I couldnt agree more! That stop is the worst thing ever. And honestly I NEVER stop. If a get pulled over for it, fine (no pun intended).

Also the barriered section between the Gateway exit and the chamebersburg mall exit is too narrow.
death trap

Newville, PA

#3 Aug 16, 2010
I won't even use that exit anymore. The first and only time I stopped there I almost got rear-ended because on coming traffic was going 65-80+ MPH.
disagree

Greencastle, PA

#4 Aug 16, 2010
Before the stop sign was put in for the construction there was a YIELD sign. There's never been a MERGE sign at that entrance. That's the problem with drivers around here. They can't tell the difference between YIELD, STOP and MERGE. And it's not like the stop sign is hidden. There's a sign on the ramp that says STOP AHEAD. Guess the girl couldn't read or she wasn't paying attention. Lucky there were no serious injuries.
Amanda

Newburg, PA

#5 Aug 16, 2010
Totally agree with "Disagree" (haha). Whether or not it's a good idea to have a stop sign there, it doesn't change the fact that you need to watch the road. Yeah, maybe she wasn't expecting it, but if she were paying attention, she would have noticed that the car in front of her was at a complete stop. Assuming makes an ass out of you, and assuming that the car would keep going definitely made an ass out of her!
Datalogger

Duncannon, PA

#6 Aug 16, 2010
I always slow down WAY before I get to that Stop Sign. I've nearly been rear ended way too many times. I can see the people behind me yelling at me in my rearview mirror as I stop and check traffic.

Got a problem with me obeying the law-fine, then hit me. I feel a case of whiplash and a nice lawsuit coming on.
My Opinion

Mercersburg, PA

#8 Aug 17, 2010
Datalogger wrote:
I always slow down WAY before I get to that Stop Sign. I've nearly been rear ended way too many times. I can see the people behind me yelling at me in my rearview mirror as I stop and check traffic.
Got a problem with me obeying the law-fine, then hit me. I feel a case of whiplash and a nice lawsuit coming on.
Grow up !
Jennie

Shippensburg, PA

#10 Aug 17, 2010
I can't agree more with "disagree"... people around here do not know the difference between stop, merge, or yield!! That has driven me crazy since I have moved here six years ago!
Datalogger

Duncannon, PA

#11 Aug 19, 2010
My Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
Grow up !
By "Grow up" do you mean I should break the law and run the stop sign? That sounds really safe. Any other bright ideas?

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