Posted by: Dawn Powell | April 10, 2016
Pudding Street accidents 8/09 – 7/12
Per the 8/13/14 DOT Informational meeting about the Pudding Street project:
From Aug ‘09 thru July ‘12, there were 12 accidents that were intersection related. They did not include someone running off the road or hitting a deer.
12 accidents, 8 of which were right angle collisions – people crossing the Taconic hand being hit by a parkway driver.
The DOT calculated that as 0.38 accidents per million vehicle mile. The average is 0.25 accidents per million vehicle mile. So, the DOT said that the accident rate is not beyond what would be expected.
The Task Force had looked at the numbers from 1998-2001 and found double the number of accidents including 16 right angle collisions. The DOT attributes the decrease in accidents to a decrease in overall traffic volume but also the installation of signs and warning beacons.
Reviewing the PCNR articles from March, 2016, 2 of the 5 accidents were not necessarily intersection related. In one, the driver fell asleep. In another the driver reported running off the road because he was cut off by a driver coming out of Pudding Street and that Pudding St driver did not stop. The other 3 were failure to yield right of way to TSP drivers.