Sally Flocks, an advocate for pedestrian safety with PEDS, is concerned that traffic violations at an intersection in the heart of Buckhead is putting pedestrians at risk.
Fox 5 Atlanta is reporting that Flocks believes the intersection of Roswell Road and Sardis Way by Bank of America is one example of how there is not enough traffic enforcement in the city.
Buckhead Patch spent some time at the intersection this morning and observed that no cars (out of around 25) came to a complete stop on Sardis Way when traffic was bare northbound on Roswell Road. Instead, all cars turning right onto Roswell treated the stop sign there as more of a “yield” sign.
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Flocks believes this attitude among drivers presents a safety hazard that can cause vehicle accidents and endanger pedestrians, especially at night.
Because of an agreement with Philips Arena in which the police department has to dedicate its motorcycle squad to events in the evenings, the city often doesn't have a full force to handle traffic enforcement, Fox 5 reported.