The majority of crashes appear to be the result of distracted driving and/or speeding (rear ends, and drivers changing lanes into other cars). DOTE will install a hardened centerline to try to slow down the cars and to make crossing that intersection safer.
Below is a description of what hardened centerline is.
What’s a hardened centerline?
Hardened centerlines are small rubber barriers next to crosswalks that require people driving to make slower, squarer left-hand turns. This small change has been proven to significantly slow down vehicle speeds at crosswalks and improve safety for people in the crosswalk.
Carolyn Gillman, Chair