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    Re: Wrong Way Drivers - Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Patsy Warnick View Post
    Noon News - wrong way driver last night -other drivers phoned in & authorities stopped the vehicle.

    any suggestions for a solution?

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    Those pop-up spike racks on the road that pop tires when the vehicle is going the wrong way?
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    Re: Wrong Way Drivers - Epidemic

    Are there Huge NO ENTRY signs right across the road covering all lanes ? At a height that would allow a high HGV to go under it from the correct direction.

    We do have the occasional wrong-way driver in the UK, but it is fairly rare I think.
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    Re: Wrong Way Drivers - Epidemic

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    The pop up spikes were suggested & voted out?

    We have larger than life signs - reader boards that will warn drivers when a wrong way driver is detected or reported - but really nothing to stop a driver to enter the wrong way.
    I don't understand how this is happening - it's daily & horrible outcome.

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    Re: Wrong Way Drivers - Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Patsy Warnick View Post
    Lars
    The pop up spikes were suggested & voted out?

    We have larger than life signs - reader boards that will warn drivers when a wrong way driver is detected or reported - but really nothing to stop a driver to enter the wrong way.
    I don't understand how this is happening - it's daily & horrible outcome.

    Patsy
    On both sides of the road off of the driving lanes, say every 1/2 mile or so in the heavy offensive wrong way areas, they could post a 4 foot high RED sign with 1 foot high WHITE letters that says: WRONG WAY in the most popular languages. The sign would be facing opposite the on coming traffic.
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    Re: Wrong Way Drivers - Epidemic

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    Now that's a good idea - but that's expecting the wrong way driver to read and that driver didn't read the other warning signs... But, it could alert them?

    We had another wrong way driver yesterday morning - as everyone was trying to leave for a weekend - they sat in traffic for hours in our heat of 115 degrees. At this incident authorities were handing our water to vehicles sitting in traffic - one guy had water stacked on a dolly distributing water between lanes of traffic sitting in heat.

    I believe AZ has NO solution to our new problem.
    I think we have a raffle of ideas & nothing in place.

    Patsy

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    Re: Wrong Way Drivers - Epidemic

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    Now that's a good idea - but that's expecting the wrong way driver to read and that driver didn't read the other warning signs... But, it could alert them?

    We had another wrong way driver yesterday morning - as everyone was trying to leave for a weekend - they sat in traffic for hours in our heat of 115 degrees. At this incident authorities were handing our water to vehicles sitting in traffic - one guy had water stacked on a dolly distributing water between lanes of traffic sitting in heat.

    I believe AZ has NO solution to our new problem.
    I think we have a raffle of ideas & nothing in place.

    Patsy
    I suspect that not all your traffic interruptions are caused by wrong-way drivers.
    However, it is strange the high percentage that seem to be happening in your area. It seems to be a problem all over. Just last we my cousin in Atlanta experienced a near-miss with one coming down a ramp on the expressway.
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    Re: Wrong Way Drivers - Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    I suspect that not all your traffic interruptions are caused by wrong-way drivers.
    However, it is strange the high percentage that seem to be happening in your area. It seems to be a problem all over. Just last we my cousin in Atlanta experienced a near-miss with one coming down a ramp on the expressway.
    Ramp exits, and or Ramp entrances, that's another good place to Paint say a 8 foot high White or Yellow Arrow facing out, for exits at the very end of the exit, and or facing in for entrances. Driving over a big arrow in the wrong direction likely may catch the driver's attention.
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    Re: Wrong Way Drivers - Epidemic

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    not all our accidents are wrong way drivers - our news seems to be covering wrong ways & keeping stats. Where a couple of years ago we never heard a report on wrong ways - the news covered toddler drowning's which is another epidemic here.

    it seems the remedy might be spike strips as everyone's campaigning for.

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    another good idea - every wrong way driver has been impaired..

    Thank you for the suggestions
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