Our beautiful new bridge has been host to serious accidents, some of them fatal. Most people expect a bridge to be fairly straight, and drivers are not forewarned that there is a considerable bend. Most accidents seem to occur at this portion of the bridge. You can tell that this is an unexpected bend by the number of tire tracks left on the median from near misses.
Because the safety of our residents and our visitors concerns us, we suggest that the sides of the median be defined either by the use of reflective paint or by installing reflective dots. This should help define the curvature of the road after dark.
So many drivers enjoy the breathtaking views afforded that they may be temporarily distracted, so it might also be worth considering some type of "curve ahead" signage to be visible during daylight hours.
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