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Yellow light a concern in Monroeville

• Sep 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter to the editor was submitted by Marilyn Felker of Bellevue:

Recently it came to my attention that Monroeville has an issue that should be addressed. It is a potentially negative situation that may be dangerous and cause accidents to happen.

Without local statistics to add to the article, but knowing Huron County recommendations and the standards and statistics of the National Motorist Association that bear warning, this article is being written. 

Action should be taken to remedy the problem. Many steps have been taken to make the traffic move safely through the heart of the town, the town is to be commended.

But the traffic signal at the main center of town is not set to the three to four second yellow to red light recommendation set by states’ standards. Currently the light is set at two seconds upon five observations.

Given for one second of perception and reaction time, there is only one second left for a moving car to come to a complete stop. That is too short of a time frame.

Cities have various reasons for setting time of the short two seconds, but no reason should be as important as the safety of motorists and pedestrians on the road.

With this in mind, a suggestion for the town would be to remedy the situation so that safety continues to be the major concern for the citizens of the town and area.

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