Park City traffic cases include lengthy red light, passing in opposite lane
The Park City Police Department last week logged a series of cases involving a variety of issues on the roads, including a complaint about what was described as an especially lengthy red light.
Police officers last week stopped drivers for a variety of suspected traffic violations. In one concentration, on Saturday, May 11, officers over the course of approximately one hour starting at 11:42 a.m. stopped at least four drivers after, the police said, they saw the vehicles commit stop sign violations. The stops were in locations like Sunny Slopes Drive and the intersection of Lucky John Drive and Little Kate Road.
On Friday, May 10 at 7:22 p.m., meanwhile, the police were told a stoplight at the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Park Avenue did not change for longer than six minutes. The Police Department indicated the stoplight created a traffic hazard.
A police officer also on May 10, at 8:50 a.m., pulled over a truck on the stretch of Marsac Avenue south of Old Town after the driver reportedly passed slower-moving traffic by crossing into the opposite lane. Marsac Avenue is one of the routes between Old Town, Silver Lake Village and Empire Pass. It was not clear from public police logs whether the truck was traveling northbound or southbound.
On Saturday, May 11 at 3:18 p.m., the Police Department received a report that a dump truck apparently lost some dirt in the vicinity of Three Kings Drive and Crescent Road. The person who contacted the police indicated they were concerned motorcycle riders would hit the dirt. The Police Department said the dirt created a traffic hazard.
Traffic issues have long been one of the primary complaints of Parkites, influencing the Police Department to regularly conduct patrols in neighborhoods and the entryways. Officers oftentimes conduct traffic patrols when they are not responding to calls.
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