Issues: street signal
3 VotesFix it! Voted!3001-3021 Pineville-Matthews Rd Charlotte, NC 28277, USA - Rain Tree
The lanes going both east and west have an extra lane on the far right used for turning right. If you're going east, you turn into the banks. If west, you turn into some offices (Chickfila will be on the left in the Arboretum).
The problem is that when traffic backs up at the traffic lights, to go east or west, people use the far right lanes that are meant for turning to race ahead of all the traffic. Just a few months back I saw a very bad wreck where a car going eastbound actually got cut off and was forced into the shrubbery on the side. While I haven't seen it happen, it concerns me that possible pedestrians walking across the intersection will be struck by a car "racing" in that far right lane.
It seems CMPD knows about this issue as right after the wreck I saw a squad car sitting in the lane facing eastbound so that nobody could get in it.
2 VotesFix it! Voted!Carmel Road And Hwy 51; Rea Road And Hwy 51; Colony And Carmel; Johnston Road And I-485. - Rain Tree
All traffic lights should have operational left and right turn arrows in order to reduce traffic accidents. The flashing yellow arrows only confuse some drivers, leading to left turns in front of oncoming traffic. The operational turn arrows should work through all cycles not just some times of day. This would also benefit drivers in lower insurance rates due to the reduction in traffic accidents.