Serious Crash in Sheboygan Hospitalizes One
SHEBOYGAN WI- Wbay.com writes that a woman suffered severe injuries in a crash in Sheboygan earlier this week. The wreck occurred when a GMC Yukon failed to come to a stop at the intersection of S. 10th Street and Georgia Avenue. A westbound vehicle struck the Yukon, injuring two people in that vehicle.*
The two occupants were identified as a 38-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man. Both people in the Yukon sustained injuries in the wreck. Reports indicate that the woman suffered severe injuries. Police are still looking for information regarding the cause of the crash.
Research has indicated that traffic control devices in the United States are some of the worst in the world. The reason for this is that American roads are not designed with human psychology taken into account. Stop signs, and other signals are intended to control traffic instead of informing drivers. The stop sign itself is bad for two main reasons. First, these signs are a distraction that takes drivers' attention away from the roadway. The second problem is that the signs tell drivers to stop even when there are no cars. Drivers are, therefore, told not to rely on their own senses and judgment.
The fact that the signs often do not match the actual conditions of the road can lead to drivers ignoring the signs altogether. Of course, this can have severe and potentially fatal consequences. Experts suggest that yield signs are better than stop signs because they let drivers know that they do not have the right of way. A better solution altogether would be to do away with the traditional intersections and replace them with roundabouts, which are far less dangerous.
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Sources:https://www.wbay.com/content/news/1-hospitalized-for-serious-injuries-following-Sheboygan-crash-567571981.html and https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/adaptive-behavior/201605/death-stop-sign
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