Impatient drivers lead to accidents
I have been wondering why there are so many accidents at the intersection of St. Charles Parkway and Billingsley Road (there was another one just a few days ago) when visibility is not an issue from any side.
Then one day last week, we had an experience that may have revealed one possible cause, maybe the main one.
We were first in line at the red light on northbound St. Charles Parkway. When the light finally turned green, we didn’t move immediately, and it’s a good thing we didn’t. Before we could move into the intersection, we saw three cars in the left turn lane turn left in front of us to go east on Billingsley Road. If we had moved immediately into the intersection, we would have been hit. I don’t know if they got the green light at the same time as we did, or if they just lost the green turn arrow with the light still red. In any case, it’s clear that there needs to be some enforcement there if the lights are synchronized correctly. Cameras would help, but a police presence at peak hours for awhile to monitor the situation would be a great help. I can’t see any valid reason for most of these accidents other than impatient drivers.
Cheryl Allison, Waldorf