Driver Killed in Tragic Collision with Truck in Hillsborough County, Georgia
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, GA- Tampabay.com writes that a man died in a crash in Tampa over the weekend. Police reports now indicate that the motorist was driving on State Road 574 when he drove through a red traffic signal. The 56-year-old motorist’s 2004 Ford F150 collided with a truck. The truck was traveling westbound and about to make a left turn at the time of the collision. The victim, who was not using a seatbelt at the time, died in the wreck. *
Traditional intersections are dangerous because they present the possibility of catastrophic collisions when a driver violates a traffic sign or signal. Drivers who are not paying attention make these types of mistakes fairly frequently, and much more often than most people would imagine. In cross-section intersections, cars are crossing one another’s paths, and when something does go wrong, the results can be deadly head-on collisions and side impacts.
Studies indicate that there are other better forms of infrastructure that can prevent these types of wrecks. Roundabouts are being considered as one of the best alternatives because they can lower the chance of crashes and greatly reduce the risk of deadly collisions. The chances of dying in a crash at intersections are 90 percent lower in roundabouts than in traditional crossroads.
Drivers must adjust to roundabouts; however, the fact that all cars are going in the same directions means that there are fewer opportunities for a small mistake to lead to a devastating accident. Pedestrians also face a lower chance of crashes at roundabouts. When roundabouts replace cross-sections, pedestrian collisions drop by about 40 percent.
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Source:https://www.tampabay.com/news/breaking-news/2020/02/10/man-killed-in-car-crash-on-state-road-574-near-florida-state-fair/?outputType=amp and https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Safety/roundabouts/benefits.htm and https://www.iihs.org/topics/red-light-running
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