Meeting Time: April 11, 2023 at 2:00pm EDT
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Agenda Item

5.B) Adopt - Ordinance to Use Photo-Monitoring Systems to Enforce Traffic Light Signals Pursuant to the Authority Granted by Section 15.2-968.1 of the Code of Virginia - Various Magisterial Districts - Ricardo Canizales, Transportation

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    Bianca Lankford about 1 year ago

    I support this initiative and I recommend adding another intersection to the pilot program. The intersection at Route 29 and Webb Drive in Gainesville is so dangerous. I have personally witnessed three near misses due to drivers speeding and running the red light on Route 29 southbound lanes. There is a preschool off Webb Drive which is a highly trafficked area during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up times. This program will force drivers to slow down and stop on red.

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    Anand Desai about 1 year ago

    I have seen some aggressive red light running and bad accidents at intersections here. But over-enforcement can be an unfair, unwelcoming, and antagonistic hidden tax, distract drivers from other hazards with a laser focus on the lights and dashboard versus looking all around, and increase rear-end accidents. Please post ongoing data on how sites are selected and maintained, when the program can stop, and alternatives like light timing adjustments and crosswalk (thus green light) timers.