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cg
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Username: Cmg

Post Number: 38
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 10:20 pm:   

I have noticed from time to time there are Frisco and State police SUV's hiding behind the stands of trees on 380 to catch people speeding. Is there any effort to stop people from impeding traffic such as the UPS trucks driving side-by-side and going well under the speed limit or the cement mixers doing the same? Usually in the mornings the larger vehicles will block the flow of traffic at posted speeds, sometimes going 20 miles per hour under the speed limit.
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Username: Ben_brezina

Post Number: 506
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Monday, August 26, 2013 - 04:30 pm:   

The Frisco Police department does patrol and periodically conduct traffic enforcement on US HWY 380. The primary focus is speeding and red light violations in an effort to reduce crashes. With the volume of large trucks and several signal intersections along HWY 380, the roadway has become more congested especially during morning and afternoon rush hours. There is not a specific effort or plan regarding truck traffic driving under the posted speed limit. If officers observe traffic conditions that are hazardous, steps will be taken to correct it.
 

Raveen Bhasin
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Username: Mantikos

Post Number: 1
Registered: 05-2013
Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 09:02 am:   

How about a no truck in the left lane rule?
 

AK
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Username: Ak99999

Post Number: 4
Registered: 08-2012
Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 10:13 am:   

Can we get the "No Trucks Left Lane" signs for all of 380? It seems to reduce the accident rate as stated here...
http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/06/03/4903602/ban-expanding-in-north-texas-on. html
 

Joel Fitts, Senior Traffic Engineer
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Username: Joel_fitts

Post Number: 147
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 03:08 pm:   

Raveen & AK,

In general, prohibiting trucks in the left lane works well on freeways, but it would be nearly impossible to implement on standard highways where trucks need to make left-turns at intersections.

You can contact the Texas Department of Transportation if you would like to discuss the operation of their highway and/or their truck policies: http://www.txdot.gov

Joel Fitts
Senior Traffic Engineer

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