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posted: 8/14/2014 1:01 AM

Runner wants help at dangerous corner

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My daily run takes me across the intersection at Buffalo Grove and Half Day roads. Without fail, drivers traveling southbound in the right-turn lane, turning west onto Half Day, pay no heed to either pedestrians nor to the Rules of the Road for making a right turn on red.

Twice this week I have come close to being hit even though I was in the crosswalk and had the white "ok to cross" signal.

I have asked the Buffalo Grove Police Department to occasionally post an officer as a caution to drivers. The traffic sergeant's response was that it was not feasible and then said something about the intersection being at the north end of the village (despite the fact there is a grade school on the opposite corner).

I didn't realize that preventing accidents was ever impractical. The village has a police cadet program. All that's needed is a uniformed cadet with a very visible camera, occasionally standing watch. I am sure the errant drivers will get the message that even right turn-only lanes require you to come to a complete stop at a red light.

Larry Schneider

Buffalo Grove

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