Reflective paint could help dangerous situation
As a citizen who enjoys true improvements in my city, I have noticed a few trees on the center islands and an occasional “Keep Right” sign on Don Tyson Boulevard have sporadically been “mowed down.” I have also noticed the lighting is very poor along most of the curved areas of that road.
While it is possible the signs and trees have been taken out by a drunk driver, I have noticed the curbing is difficult to see after dark, making it easy to accidentally jump the curb. I have not, but I have noticed more than one driver “jerk” ahead of me, obviously nicking the curb.
There is a very simple solution to this problem: Apply reflective paint to the center curbing where you can especially see where the curved areas and end caps are located.
This will help prevent drivers from potentially hitting a full grown tree in the future, thereby avoiding a tragic accident.
You can’t change an idiot drunk driver, but we could certainly protect an honest driver from making a tragic mistake. I also wonder if liability would be a problem.
Kudos to the Mayor Doug Sprouse and the city of Springdale for many beautiful improvements made in the last 10 years!
LINDA BERTALOTTO Springdale