City won't add 4-way stop despite dad's crusade
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Despite a dad's crusade for improvements at the intersection where his son died, the City of Las Vegas says they won't add a four-way stop following the results of a traffic study.
The city's decision comes after a thorough traffic study at Alexander and Bradley, where Todd Strasser's son was killed earlier this year.
"While the recent fatal accident at the intersection is a tragedy and the city sympathizes with the families of those involved in the accident, the study found that a four-way stop at the intersection would not meet federal safety guidelines," a spokesperson for City of Las Vegas said in a statement.
The traffic study determined that the volume of traffic and the number of accidents in the intersection was not high enough to warrant additional stop signs.
Adding stop signs at the intersection would require an average volume of 300 vehicles through the intersection an hour for at least eight hours a day, according to the federal Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
The study at Alexander and Bradley showed the intersection did not have 300 cars pass through in a single hour, let alone eight hours.
Federal criteria also requires five or more accidents within a 12-month period that would have been prevented with a 4-way stop. The intersection of Alexander and Bradley has only seen one such crash in the last three years.