The corner stoplight is not being used as it should. There is a convenience store on the corner of Barwell and Poole Rd. Drivers that are too impatient to wait for the light cycle will drive through the parking lot of the store to avoid the light. It happens almost every time there is a line of cars waiting for the light. (usually in the morning) I have seen some cars that seem to drive through the lot without even slowing down. This is an accident waiting to happen. Some morning police presence or closing one side of the entrance could help keep someone from getting hit by a car. I have included the Raleigh code of ordinances.
Sec. 11-2057. - AVOIDANCE OF OFFICIAL TRAFFIC-CONTROL DEVICES.
It shall be unlawful to drive across a sidewalk or through the driveway of a gasoline filling station or
other property for the purpose of avoiding an official traffic-control device; further, when signs have
been erected giving notice thereof, it shall be unlawful to drive across private property for the exclusive
purpose of traveling from one public street to a second public street.
(Ord. No. 1990-515, §1, 3-20-90)