MADISON – Today State Representative Dave Murphy (R-Greenville) sent a letter to Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Craig Thompson asking that a  Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) be installed at the intersection of Greenville  Drive/Hwy 15 and Hyacinth Lane in the Village of Greenville.  

“This has been a dangerous intersection for a long time,” said Murphy. “There’s a Subway and  an ice cream shop on one side of Hwy 15 and a busy park on the other side. This draws kids  back and forth across the highway all the time. As someone who lives very close by I know how  dangerous this intersection is.”  

“On June 13th,” Murphy continued, “a boy on his bicycle got hit by a car in the crosswalk of this  intersection. Had a RRFB been in place at this intersection at the time of this accident with its lights flashing, the driver would have easily seen the flashing lights from a number of different  directions and known someone was in the crosswalk.”  

“Installation of a RRFB at this intersection would greatly increase safety. RRFBs can reduce  pedestrian crashes by up to 47% and can increase motorist yield rates up to 98%.”  

“Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons are proven safety countermeasures. The increase in safety  by the installation of an RRFB at this intersection far outweighs the minimal cost to the DOT. I  ask that an RRFB be installed at the intersection of Highway 15 and Hyacinth Lane with all due  speed.”

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