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Concern For Road Safety on King Road

This article concerns the traffic and safety of students as well as drivers near Roswell High School.

As increasingly large number of younger teenagers seem to be getting their license at the ripe age of 15, there comes a concern for the safety of drivers as well as pedestrians near the Roswell High School where the flow of traffic has increased tremendously.

Therefore, it may be beneficial to install a traffic light in front of the high school on King Road.

By doing so, it would ensure the safety of the drivers and students alike, while also easing the flow of traffic on King Road between the hours of 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Installation of a traffic light could result in a 50 percent reduction in injuries, and fewer accidents with cars. Along with a traffic light, a pedestrian light would also be installed, displaying crossing times for pedestrians so as to avoid the confusion that may arise with the cross guard. The main function of a traffic light is to provide the maximum degree of control at busy intersections by relaying messages of both what to do and what not to do. It assigns right-of-way to conflicting movements of traffics at busy intersections. By alternately assigning right-of-way to various traffic movements, signals would provide for the orderly movement of conflicting flows, especially between the Roswell High School parking lot and the Publix parking lot where many students park on a daily basis.

Although there have not been recorded accidents near the high school, it is always good to take some preventive action to avoid situations like those. By having a traffic light in front of the high school, its not only easing the traffic flow but also assisting in the safety of new drivers and pedestrians as well.

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