TRANSPORTATION Following fatal crash, speed limit gets lowered on FM423 in Frisco
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the statement said. The city is also conducting a review of the location, including looking at crash data, sight distance and signal operations. Police have also deployed a digital sign that displays drivers’ speeds. “The speed board that we put out there captures information for us to analyze and look at what kind of impact we’re having and when we might want to put of ! icers out there and when our problem times are,” Police Chief David Shilson told Frisco City Council on April 20. In addition, the city added a pro- tected green arrow to the traf ! ic light for the southbound left-turn lane off FM 423 and Del Webb, a Frisco police spokesperson said. Frisco is also currently conducting a study that assesses left-turn safety across the city. In May, the city will start a pilot study using video analytics to look at driver behavior at select intersections in Frisco, according to the city statement. If residents see unsafe driving behavior, they can call 911 if it is an emergency or 972-292-6010 for nonemergency situations. Valerie Wigglesworth contributed to this report.
A portion of FM 423 that runs through Frisco now has a lower speed limit. The Frisco Police Department announced April 15 that FM 423 south of Main Street has been lowered from 55 mph to 50 mph. Enforcement along this corridor began immediately, of ! icials said. The speed limit was lowered after the city requested in April 2019 the Texas Department of Transportation conduct a speed study on FM 423 south of Main. The resulting study found the speed limit should be lowered from 55 mph to 50 mph, according to a Frisco statement. Frisco City Council supported that ! inding and adopted an ordinance in October 2019, which was sent to TxDOT for processing and a new sign installation, of ! icials said. On March 27 a fatal crash took place at the intersection of FM 423 and Del Webb Boulevard, a police department statement said. The accident involved three vehicles and killed two people. As a result of the crash, of ! icers have increased presence and enforcement efforts along FM 423, ENFORCEMENT UPPED Frisco police increased enforcement after the fatal crash at FM 423 and Del Webb Boulevard. Between March 27 and April 16, police logged: 209 tra ! c stops 83 citations issued 16 crashes, categorized as follows: Private parking lots 4 Failing to yield 3 Unsafe lane change 2 Failure to control speed and rear-ending another vehicle 3 Drivers called for response but exchanged info prior to police arrival 1 3
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GREEN ARROW ADDED AT FM 423 AND DEL WEBB INTERSECTION
Crashes that ended up being in other jurisdictions SOURCE: FRISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT ! COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
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