Expect to see more police at these Lexington intersections where crashes are common

·1 min read

The Lexington Police Department will be keeping a closer eye on drivers to make sure they are watching the road.

As part of a month-long effort to make roads in Lexington safer, police said they are increasing patrols in the areas that crashes most frequently occur.

The purpose of the increased enforcement is to look for the factors that cause wrecks. More traffic tickets could be issued for drivers that disregard red lights, speed, fail to yield the right of way when making a turn, and for distracted driving, among other violations.

Based on collision statistics from the past several years, there will more focus on these seven intersections:

Augusta Road/US-1 at Cedarcrest Drive

North Lake Drive/SC-6 at Old Cherokee Road

Sunset Boulevard/US-378 at Corley Mill Road

Sunset Boulevard/US-378 at Hope Ferry Road

Sunset Boulevard/US-378 at Old Cherokee Road

West Main Street/US-1 at Park Road

West Main Street/US-1 at Church Street

“Wrecks that happen within an intersection almost always start with a driver taking a risk or being distracted behind the wheel”, Chief Terrence Green said in a news release. “With over 100,000 vehicles that pass through the Town of Lexington each day, we need drivers whose focus is on the road and who never take chances when yellow lights are changing to red.”