I am hoping to do something somehow to help prevent those one-way head-on collisions that seem to be happening more frequently. It seems that Route 8 is one of the worst offenders, followed by I-84.
What I think might help would be to have sensors on the exit ramps of the most common areas for head-on collisions. I am thinking that there must be a way to put a sensor on the exit ramp and have it notify the police when a vehicle is on there. Maybe even a camera. I do not know the cost of this idea. I do think that in our state, since we seem able to pull money out of the air, that this safety issue would be a concern for us all.
I am not sure how far these people go from when they get on, but if we can put some sort of sensor on those areas, and put up more lights on the entrance and exit ramps and the areas leading up to those points, I think that we might be able to prevent any number of accidents.
I haven't pulled any old newspaper articles yet to calculate it, but I am wondering if these accidents really are becoming more and more frequent, and if so, we need to do something about it.
Another recent one was on I-84; I believe it was one nun going home from somewhere and two young people were driving the wrong way on the highway, and hit the nun.
The nun was OK, but the driver of the other car died. It appalls me that in this state, we have the money to throw at a busway that no one wants and even fewer will use, when we could do something about an issue that can affect all of us.