- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) - Officials in northeast Ohio say they’re working to improve a dangerous train crossing after numerous drivers following GPS directions have turned right onto the tracks.

Police in Cuyahoga Falls tell the Akron Beacon Journal (https://bit.ly/1Cr8gQ2 ) there have been three accident reports this year after vehicles turned too early and got stuck on the tracks near Broad Boulevard. Police Chief Jack Davis says the number of drivers turning onto the tracks is actually much higher, but the circumstances often don’t generate accident reports.

The site was already on the radar of officials due to the number of accidents and traffic violations there, but the GPS issue has complicated safety efforts.

Service Director Eric Czetli says city officials have improved lighting, added new lane edge marks and are considering other safety improvements.


Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, https://www.ohio.com

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