I'm just back from work after a nasty shift in a neuro ICU: car v. pedestrian, car v. mc, resulting in severe closed head injuries and (extensive) spinal cord trauma -- all three related to cars failing to yield or stop at the respective signs.
What are your thoughts on ways to make intersections safer?
Low flow intersections:
Painted speed bumps for stop lines?
Eliminating YIELD signs? (I think these are sui generis to our neck; I've never seen them abroad)
- Traffic lights don't always control traffic; railway X-ing gates always do ...
- Roundabouts eliminate the big danger at the lights (that we as riders know all too well), i.e. the right-of-way vehicle T-boning the oncoming, left turning vehicle that "just didn't see."
- Inconspicuous Red Light Cameras? People quickly learn where the current ones are and run the others ... yes, I'm aware "Trapster" data is uploadable to Garmin & TomTom devices, but why do they have to be made more identifiable by signeage?
- I had considered the ramifications of red light cameras at all traffic lights; however I think revenue from the units would drop off and wouldn't have their (required) revenue generating capacity
Any thoughts on these ideas? Any other creative solutions?