I want a flashing stopsign in front of our corner. They are very cool! A regular size stop sign with LEDs outlining the familiar shape.
Actually, they came out a few days ago and put new vibradores on our corner. These are not your wimpy bots dots, these are impressive. And they are working! It also helps that this time, the vibradores are at least 3 meters from the corner, the last batch was at the limit line, a little late to do much good. The city also replaced the little whimpy stop sign with 2 large ones on either side of the street.
I predict that things will be a little quieter on our street without a weekly car crash to bring the neighbors out to chat.Why so many accidents? Well, up until our corner the vehicles traveling down our street have the right of way, and I guess the drivers get lulled into believing that they will always get to zip through our intersection on their way out of town.
I can be prosaic about this because most of the crashes are low speed and there are seldom any real injuries, occasionally, some little volcho broadsides a bus and loses the contest, but most of the fender benders are that, bent fenders, and raised voices. The Mexican dramas plays out at my doorstep, the victim asks “what were you thinking?” the perpetrator throws up his arms, the victim points to the stop sign, they negotiate, and either money changes hands, or the insurance company comes out,or the cops arrive, but it’s always clear who is in the wrong. Sometimes, the perpetrator runs off, one time leaving his vehicle behind, mostly leaving the scene in their limping wheels.