Re: Keeping Largo pedestrians safe, Largo Leader, Jan. 10 Editor: “City works to educate residents, improve crosswalks and roads to reduce fatalities.”
This sounds like a good workable plan. However, people need to be killed or crippled for life before action is taken on serious intersections in Largo. I am a new resident in Largo, coming from several relatives and friends in police work. The intersection mentioned on the front page on Jan. 10 pulled my heartstrings to write this letter.
Sometimes the answer is right in front of you but is so simple no one has discussed this with the traffic department. I would suggest, with the problem of right turn on red, the signs be placed next to the red/yellow/green light in the right lane.
Keene Road and East Bay Drive was in question and 99 percent of the drivers making a right in front of CVS do not stop or let a walker go by, I know, I have had this experience. Does the Largo police chief have a say in this matter? Traffic department? Commissioners?