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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmygdaughters View Post
    I believe the Stop signs are temporary until the work is completed at the turn around. I'll be glad when they finish the bridge. They're working on the bridge on Rt. 6 also, however, the traffic on 234 is much lighter than on Rt. 6 in the evening. I have sat in traffic on 6 for close to 30 minutes, waiting to go thru.

    I'm thinking the stop signs are temporary too and I'll admit I don't always stop ..not if the coast is clear
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    Quote Originally Posted by LtownTaxpayer View Post
    I don't give a crap about people passing on the shoulder. I care about people passing through INTERSECTIONS. If you are passing while crossing another road - like the INTERSECTION of Penns Hill Road and Allens Fresh Road, there is no shoulder. Perhaps you should actually read a post before commenting.

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    There's a couple problems with this particular intersection. The right turn lane can give the appearance it's okay to go around, but there is no thru pass lane on the other side of Allens Fresh on the shoulder. It's a turn lane first. Second, any traffic on Allens Fresh or Penns should stop at the white line or before. Problem with that is they can't see well enough, and nobody really pays attention to the white line anyways and creeps up further into the shoulder. Three, they're saying it's dangerous to have a dotted line where there are left-turning vehicles onto side roads. If passer doesn't see blinker or goes around because it's clear, they're trusting front driver to check side before turning when it's clear ahead. It won't change a thing and people will continue to go around the left turners, but it is a dangerous spot. I also see tons of cyclists in good weather coming off Allens Fresh Road and heading back to 301, and they are way out on the shoulder checking traffic. As for the roundabout, everyone is used to it from Chaptico and so the stop signs are a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris0nllyn View Post
    What traffic circle has stop signs? Isn't the point of a circle to yield?
    This ^^

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    At this very intersection we now have three deceased passengers with two additional passengers being flown out. This place is dangerous!

    http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-new...-officials-say

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    Quote Originally Posted by LtownTaxpayer View Post
    At this very intersection we now have three deceased passengers with two additional passengers being flown out. This place is dangerous!

    http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-new...-officials-say
    And you know it's something to do with your claims of danger, vice just someone just failing to yield? The odds point to it being much more likely that either the truck or the SUV pulled out in front of the other one. Which could and does happen at many intersections.
    "I aim to misbehave."

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    Trying to undestand what all of this has to do with passing in intersections ? From the police reporting and the pictures, it looks like the SUV blew the stop sign while trying to turn left from Penns Hill onto 234. The dump truck tried to swerve to the right but sill nailed the SUV. The dump continued through the pasture and came to stop back towards the road.

    Awful accident.

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