SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — There are brightly colored traffic cones and tires in the middle of a Springfield intersection that are all a part of a demonstration.
Springfield city officials want to teach drivers at Grant Avenue and Calhoun Street to slow down a little when using the intersection.
The temporary median makes the lanes more narrow and a mock crosswalk was also set up.
Traffic safety specialists, such as Many Buettgen-Quinn, were on-site to answer questions.
“When we came to this crosswalk and did a study here at Grant and Calhoun, We found that less than 4% of drivers are stopping,” Buetttgen-Quinn said. “While we did this compliance study, we also noticed that there was really a good number of children crossing Grant, and they had a really hard time. Drivers just weren’t stopping for them.”
The demonstration will last until 6 p.m. tonight, Oct. 28.