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New safety features added to dangerous Tallahassee intersection

Posted at 5:52 PM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 17:52:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The City of Tallahassee is making new safety improvements on an intersection where a college student lost his life.  

We’ve done stories about this intersection, Call St. at Chapel Drive, in the past.

City officials have now made it a four-way stop with “stop ahead” warning signs and reflective stop signs to make drivers more aware.

The city hopes to decrease the number of accidents. 

The amount of traffic and the speed at which drivers travel has raised concerns.

Former student Andrew Sun died after a driver hit him as he rode his scooter.

The city has stepped in to make changes to increase safety, but leaders say that won't happen overnight.

"We have to let the motorists on Call Street get used to seeing stop signs, they aren't used to seeing them, they've never been there before," said Allen Secreast, Tallahassee's Traffic Engineering and Operations Manager. "I'm hopeful that people will comply and we'll make this intersection a lot safer." 

According to Tallahassee Online Police Statistics, eight crashes have happened at the intersection within the past three months. With the new safety features, officials are hopeful that these numbers will change. 

The new traffic pattern is now in effect.