FROM PAGE 1 intersection something will need to be changed there," Hoel said in his report to the Council, being echoed by Weiland. "On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, we responded to a twovehicle …
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intersection something will need to be changed there," Hoel said
in his report to the Council, being echoed by Weiland.
"On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, we responded to a twovehicle crash with multiple injuries at the intersection of East First Avenue and Short Street," he says in his report. "Eastbound and Westbound traffic on East First Avenue were marked with yield signs on Short Street. Short Street was not marked with any signage for motor vehicles. This area has been the cause of multiple close calls over the years and with sporting events/practice at Oriole Park, traffic in the area has increased significantly during certain times," the chief wrote. "In speaking with the Mayor and John Hoel, the decision was made to swap the yield signs out for stop signs at the intersection to better
help control that area," he said. "Without this change and the
stop line that was also painted on the roadway, there was a very
good chance of similar traffic crashes in this area at the future.
We are hopeful that these changes will drastically increase safety
for everyone," the Chief says in his report, with the catch that
it depends upon following the signage, not yet posted as of the report date. Two to the third power may be eight, but whether
the magnified signage will be followed, isn't so mathematically