Wrong Way Signs To Be Lowered On Dallas North Tollway

By Matt Thomas, NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Two years after the start of a string of wrong-way crashes on the Dallas North Tollway, more changes are coming to one of North Texas’ busiest toll roads.

The North Texas Tollway authority is announcing they have been given the green light from the Federal Highway Administration to lower, “Wrong Way” and “Do Not Enter” signs along the road.

KRLD’s Matt Thomas Reports

The idea was just one of many proposed after several people were killed in wrong-way wrecks, many of which involved alcohol.

Similar lower to the ground signs can be found in states like California, because studies show impaired drivers look down as they try and navigate the road.

Flashing LED signs are also being used to combat wrong-way drivers.

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  1. Cole Younger says:

    these fools that drive in dallas still wont see it Dallas is full of stupid drivers

    1. les says:

      then why don’t you leave ???

  2. AC says:

    The reason they headup the wrong side of the freeway are the signs and arrows that indicate a turn ahead…and this is all before you actually get to the turning point. The buzzed are easily suckered into thinking the turn is before the over/underpass and not after. When I first moved to texas and ran across these tollway signs, as a SOBER person, i too almost went the wrong way on the tollways quite a few times.

  3. Sherrill says:

    If they are looking down, why don’t they see the red reflectors and know at once they’re going the wrong way? I’m not sure more signs at different heights are going to help but it’s certainly worth a try.

  4. Stephen Wade says:

    the clause in the story “many of which involved alcohol” makes me wonder whether lowering the signs will help

  5. C Bauer says:

    The height of the signs make no difference when the people involved in these crashes have a BAC of .25 or more.

  6. RussP says:

    Two words, spike strips. Put them at the off ramps and they won’t be able to enter the wrong way (at least not to get very far or fast).

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