Traffic light might not be the solution for this intersection

One reader on SeeClickFix says a traffic light instead of a four-way stop is needed at the intersection of Bull and Canal roads because of too many crashes.

Some drivers are running the stop signs when it’s not their turn to go, the reader says.  A car has even crashed into Hake’s Grocery on the corner. The intersection is on the border of Dover and Conewago townships.

Will Clark, chief of transportation planning with the York County Planning Commission, said in an email that crashes are a problem that officials try to address.  However, this intersection does not rank within the top 25 crash locations in the county.

And a traffic signal might not be the solution in this case, Clark said. If the problem is identified as drivers running a stop sign, a signal light will be run just as much and with higher speeds.

“The solution to those problems is usually enforcement — not engineering,” he said in an email.

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