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September 8, 2013

Road, brawl, weed, more

— — A selection of reader comments from our Facebook page last week:

On a story about the intersection of Route 52 and Route 123, and if you consider the intersection dangerous:

• Yes, it’s a dangerous intersection. Only reason I know they won’t put a simple arrow up is it’s not in Princeton — Jenni G.

• I had a very bad accident there when I was younger! They need a turning light! — April B.

• The one at Kmart needs attention also. People coming off Route 460 stop at the Cumberland intersection. It causes a lot of confusion for some people. You constantly see other people waving stopped vehicles through right before another crashes into it! — Travis B.

• It’s the people not the intersection! Too many don’t give signals, and they run the red-light. If people paid more attention and weren’t in such a hurry, you wouldn’t have so many accidents! — Beth G.

• Sounds like (it needs) a light and slower speed limits approaching the light, as well as an unmarked police car monitoring it weekly and writing tickets — Robin S.

• Yes, it needs a turn signal both ways, but look how long and how many wrecks to get them to put up a signal light at Lorton Lick and Route 52. It’s going to take a terrible wreck before they will. Shame that they don’t come and watch the traffic flow. I have set through three red lights before I got just a chance to make a turn, then it was a chance. And to those who choose not to slow down, one of the guard rail camera would be good here! — Shirley M.

• Yes, I do. I even know someone who was killed there back around 1985 when someone hit her. Killed instantly — Karen S.

• I’m always real careful when riding my bike through there. Yea, it’s dangerous — Don H.

• Yes, I believe it is dangerous, but it doesn’t need to be. I travel through that intersection every day on my way to and from work. The speed limit isn’t the problem. Neither is speeding. A left turn signal is desperately needed in both directions on Route 52. It is not uncommon to sit through three red lights trying to turn left at certain times of the day. The Department of Highways obviously isn’t going to do anything about it until they are forced to. I guess it’s easier to blame drivers — Lansing H.

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