Lindale Police hoping to find a solution to illegal left hand turns


POSTED: Friday, August 16, 2013 - 6:14pm

UPDATED: Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 12:59pm

The signs that line a portion of Hubbard Street read 'no left turn.'

During the hours students are arriving to school and the hours they are dismissed it is illegal to make a left hand turn along one portion of Highway 16. But, many people are not listening.

According to Lindale News and Times, the Police Chief in Lindale, Dan Somes, says they are putting the bags on the signs so that people notice them. Then when school starts up and they take the bags off, Somes says they hope people will notice the signs and stop making left turns.

Sam Lowrance lives on Highway 16, he told KETK that this portion of the highway is a huge problem area.

"They either wind up running through this yard or my yard," Lowrance said. "I've had my mailbox run into, all kinds of stuff."

Lowrance is hoping the bags help people notice the signs and it stops the accidents. His neighbor across the street agrees it's a problem zone. But, does not think the bags will do much.

"It's a crash corner," said Lonni Oakes. "No, it's not going to help."

The Deputy Superintendent at Lindale Independent School District just wants the kids to be safe.

"As school starts up we want all of our parents and students to be concerned with the area of Highway 16 as you approach the high school," said Jamie Holder. "For the last 8 to 10 years that's an area we've been concerned about and the city is helpful with putting up signs to make motorists aware."

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