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Law & Safety: September 2022

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

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