New Stop Sign on Jefferson Street
A new stop sign is set be installed on Jefferson Street at the Main Street intersection on October 29, 2019.
If you frequently drive in the Downtown Lafayette area, you are probably familiar with the intersection at Jefferson and Main. You’ve likely witnessed the significant confusion that occurs between drivers approaching the intersection at the same time. The intersection is presently a 2-way stop intersection. The traffic on Main Street has a stop sign. The vehicles on Jefferson Street have the right of way.
Far too often, Jefferson Street drivers unfamiliar with the intersection assume it is a 4-way stop. Which it is not. They come to a stop at the intersection and proceed to drive through, under the mistaken assumption that the cross traffic will also be stopping. This results in lots of near-miss incidents and quite a few side impact collisions.
An Accident Waiting to Happen
Very recently, warning signs have gone up on Jefferson Street alerting drivers of the upcoming traffic change. Drivers can expect to see a new stop sign installed on October 29, 2019. The intersection will become a 4-way stop.
Changes in traffic flow require some getting used to. Drivers unaccustomed to stopping at the intersection may not initially notice the new sign.
If you regularly travel in the Downtown Lafayette area, be on the lookout for the new stop sign. When you approach the intersection be extra careful. Assume the other drivers may not notice the new sign.
Downtown Lafayette has a lot of foot traffic. Drivers need to be mindful of pedestrians expecting them to stop at the intersection.
Constant vigilance is critical to safe driving practices. Avoid distractions behind the wheel. Don’t text and drive. Obey the speed limit. Be aware of the constantly changing environment on the road.
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