What Dunedin's Saying: A Dangerous Road?
A traffic fatality at Curlew Road and Challenger Drive got some Dunedin Patch readers talking last week. What's your take on this stretch of road? Is it unsafe? If so, what should be done about it?
Our report about a traffic fatality near Curlew Road and Challenger Drive last week prompted several Dunedin Patch readers to comment that they believe this stretch of roadway is unsafe.
What do you think? Is this a problem area for Dunedin drivers? What should be done about it? Are there other dangerous streets or intersections around town? Tell us in the comments below.
Here's a sampling of what some readers had to say:
AlexJ: I drive this section of road daily and the design is just horrible. I've seen many cars run into the grass and I was recently run into head on traffic by someone incorrectly merging from that same turning lane. This part of Curlew Rd needs to be fixed before more lives are needlessly lost.
Nancy Lynam: Yes, I drive it frezuently and often see people Make a sudden lane change when theyrealize they have a Rt only lane. I always knew someone would be killed some day.
SMJ: Since they first made this change to this portion of Curlew, I KNEW it would become deadly. I have been run off of the road, and have witnessed others being forced into oncoming traffic by people merging over at the last second. This road MUST be fixed before more people are injured or killed. Enough is enough.