Law firm suffers 7th traffic crash on its property, but 4-way stop is not forthcoming
Posted Jun 12, 2013 11:10 AM CST
By Martha Neil
For the seventh time in a decade, a small Iowa City law firm has been the victim of a traffic accident. In this latest incident, its front porch was damaged when a car involved in a collision skidded into its stone foundation. A limestone pillar will have to be replaced.
An in-depth study would be needed, but the general rule is that five preventable crashes must occur annually to justify a four-way stop intersection, metropolitan planner John Yapp tells the newspaper.
Even if the signage was installed, “Depending on traffic patterns, collisions could increase, particularly rear-ending," he says.