Motor vehicle collisions can happen on any road and at any time, but intersections are especially notorious for accidents. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 201 there were a total of 8,766 crashes at intersections.
These numbers leave many Bryan and College Station residents wondering what is being done to reduce the number of Texas car accidents at intersections in our region. The answer seems to be smarter traffic signals.
According to an article from KBTX News, most traffic signals are set to timers and rotate lights with no ability to change with traffic patterns. But new signals are capable of collecting data about traffic. That information can then be sent to experts who can adjust the lights to improve traffic patterns accordingly. The cities also hope to have software that would allow remote changes by 2016.
Some of the intersections where new signals are installed include:
- Wellborn and Old College Roads
- Villa Maria Road and Cavitt Avenue
- Villa Maria Road and Carter Creek Parkway
- Dodge Street and South College Avenue
At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, we understand the importance of using technology to improve road and highway safety. That’s why our College Station personal injury lawyers are so excited to see these new lights being installed. We’re hopeful they are effective in reducing the number of accidents we see in the Bryan and College Station area.