Local man fights for a 4-way stop at intersection
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- As Todd Strasser and his wife stand relentlessly on the corner where their son died about two months ago, the City of Las Vegas has taken notice and started to conduct a traffic safety study on that intersection.
They'll review the intersection of Alexander and Bradley and will conduct a full study to see if a four-way stop is warranted at that intersection. Right now only Bradley has stop signs.
Despite no formal complaint, the city says Todd's actions warranted a response in their part. Traffic engineers will look at traffic volume, speed limit, and pedestrian numbers.
Another major factor is the number of accidents at that intersection.
City records show Todd's son, Jesse Bogue, was the only casualty there in the last three years. Police reports say Bogue was at fault in that accident due to speeding.
Also, according to Las Vegas police, there was only one other nonfatal accident at that intersection back in 2009.
The city's traffic engineer O.C. White says it's a balancing act; too many stopping devices can have a reverse effect if not placed properly.
Todd says, frankly, he doesn't care what the study concludes. He'll gather one thousand signatures for the petition he's started. He says when he gets his magic number, he'll go straight to Mayor Carolyn Goodman with his plea.