Vehicle Runs Stop Sign Causing Miller County Crash
MILLER COUNTY, GA- The millercountyliberal.com reports that a two-vehicle collision occurred when a car ran through a stop sign.*
Stop signs control many intersections in the United States, but these signs are not a very effective form of traffic control. About one out of three intersection accidents in the U.S. take place at intersections controlled by stop signs. Around 40 percent of the fatal crashes happen these intersections. In total, there are around 700,000 accidents at stop sign intersections every year.
In about 70 percent of these accidents, one vehicle either drivers through the stop sign without stopping at all, or stops, but fails to yield to another vehicle that has the right-of-way, and the cars collide at an angle.
In two out of three stop sign crashes, the driver stopped, but then continued when the road was not clear. Crashes involving a vehicle completelyrunning through a stop sign only happen about 17 percent of the time. Rear-end crashes make up another 12 percent of these accidents.
The most common type of crash involves a driver who says that he or she simply did not see the other car when theydecided to proceed into the intersection. There are some instances where the view of the road is somewhat obstructed.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) writes that there are better forms of traffic controls that could reduce the number of crashes. One way to greatly reduce the number of serious crashes at intersections is to convert the intersections into roundabouts. Traffic flow can be improved upon, and accidents can be reduced by about 40 percent if intersections are converted into roundabouts.
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