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12/27/04

Safety Improvements on Rural Lubbock Roads

The state started their safety program in August, that included evaluating rural intersections in the 17 county area of Lubbock.

In their findings, a state spokesman says 107 rural intersections have the highest crash rates and will now have yellow florescent warning signs. And the state will install warning bumps to alert drivers of a stop ahead at 70 intersections.

Past fatal crashes, like the one where three Denver City school teachers died, involved drivers running stop signs. Several groups in Hale, Lubbock and Yoakum counties started petitions for improvements this year when they were fed up with the amount of fatal crashes in their area. At least two were fixed because of the petition, and others were already on the state's list to be improved.

They say all 107 intersections will be completed in four months.

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