No Left Turn

No-Left-Turns were installed on Hitt Road south of 17th just before Thanksgiving Black Friday.  We took a quick look and compared the same time periods for the last few years for the specific locations where the barriers were installed.  Impressive results: 
11/2007 – 05/2008 3 injury accidents
11/2008 – 05/2009 2 injury accidents
11/2009 – 05/2010 3 injury accidents
11/2010 – 05/2011 0 accidents - nada, none, zilch 

It's been an inconvience for some shoppers, but considering the cost and pain of injury accidents, I think it was well worth it.  Idaho Falls and Ammon are working together for a permanent solution.  More on this later.

By the way, I spot checked compliance today.  Out of 50 cars turning onto Hitt Road, 49 of them got it right.  Pretty good.  We'll see if we can provide written reminders to the rest.