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Safety Corridor

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Just what is a safety corridor? Why are fines doubled in a safety corridor?

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It is just an area that has been targeted for accident reduction and/ or also for speeding due to the large number of accidents that have occured in that area in a relatively short period of time.

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In Oregon, a saftey corridor is a permenant legal way of shafting car drivers.

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Both uturn & PP, are Correct.
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I live 2 miles from the Hwy 26 West Safety Corridor Between Sandy and Governement Camp. Every year we have fatalities on this Hwy, in every season. They are mainly due to out of lane violations and those are most due to falling asleep at the wheel. We have lost many local community members, friends and family, on this particular stretch of highway, over the 11 years we have lived in this area. Seldom do the accidents involve Semi's, less than 5%. Seldom do I see Semi's pulled over, within the safety corrido nor at the East or West bound scales.
It is, however, a revenue maker for the state and county LEA's when it comes to 4Wheelers. Even with the increased enforcement, we still have at least one fatality every season as well as fender bender accidents. Even so, the accident and fatality rate has improved. That was the main purpose for the implementation of the Safety Corrido program, at least in my neck of the woods.

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A "safety corridor" as used here is simply an attempt to make people sit up and pay more attention to thier driving in those areas where statistics indicate a higher traffic flow and a higher incidence of serious injury or deaths attributable to accidents.
Accidents rarely ever "just happen". Usually ... almost always actually ... they are the result of a chain of events set in motion by one or more of the drivers involved through simple inattentiveness and / or the outright refusal to obey the laws and thus, abbrogate their responsability to the other users of the highway.
LEAs and LEOs don't get rich off fines, I know of exactly none that recieve any portion of the fines levied. Fines do get people's attention though, and higher fines and / or the increased likely hood of getting caught and having to pay a fine are two good ways to grab thier attention the fastest (though the removal of digits on the hands or feet would work as well, maybe better ... and when a driver runs out of digits, a lifetime revocation would be instituted ).
So we have certain areas where statistics indicate increased traffic and or increased wrecks, and after they are designated as a "Highway safety Corridor", they get posted with BIG signs telling one and all who venture into the area that it is so designated and that fines are increased, and we leave it up to people to figure out that we also try to increase manpower allotments to the area to increase presence and enforcement, and thus increase the inattentive or lawless driver's chances of getting caught.
We do it all because we care about safer highways, for you, your families, our families, and us.

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"safety corridor notices" are actually a good thing. They make car drivers (those that can read the signs and possess reading skills beyond the sixth grade level) and motorist, aware of heavier traffic areas where there are significantly higher accidents

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Nothing like a pop up safety corridore between El Paso and San Antonio on I10. I'm thinking revenue.
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