Georgia Military College Raising Awareness of Traffic Accidents at Busy Intersection
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA. – August 28, 2018 (13wmaz.com) According to an online news report from 13wmaz.com, students and faculty at Georgia Military College are trying to raise awareness about traffic accidents occurring at one busy intersection in Milledgeville, Georgia.*
The intersection of Elbert Street and Greene Street has already seen four accidents since the start of the 2018-2019 school year, according to Georgia Military College officials, and the intersection has amassed 74 accidents since 2013. Senior Anna Caldwell told reporters that accidents in this area are so prevalent, she doesn’t even want to walk or drive through the intersection.
“To drive and get to the student parking lot is kind of stressful when there is always kids trying to cross the street, and there are a lot of fast cars going around,” Caldwell said. “So even when I myself am crossing the street, it’s a little nerve racking. And usually I wait for a little bit before I do cross, so I make sure no cars are going to try and run that yellow light.”
Associate Principal Steven Greer says a lot of the accidents at this intersection are caused by people speeding through campus without paying attention to crosswalks. The college has assigned campus police to monitor the area every day and to ticket people who violate traffic laws.
“Ultimately, we want to keep everybody safe, and when we have issued 24 citations in the last two weeks and 115 citations last year, you can see there is a need for the ‘road diet’ plan,” Greer said, referring to a plan school officials have devised to shrink the roadway. “We’ve got to reduce the speed before we have a major accident with one of our students. Essentially, it takes a four-lane road and reduces it to two lanes, so it provides a little bit of safe space there and allows our pedestrians — around 3,000 a day — the better ability to be safe.”
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