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We the residents of Nevada & Placer Counties are greatly concerned by the recent head-on collisions on State Route 49 between Auburn and Grass Valley. We believe that a median barrier, widening the highway and other safety features would reduce the accidents and fatalities along this section of Highway 49. We all have been devastated by the horrific accidents on the dangerous road we call our highway. Most of these fatal accidents could be prevented by a center median. Over the last decade, the collisions per year have greatly increased from 89 to 166 (see graph below). You can help in two ways below, first by filling in your name to sign the petition and second by emailing our leaders. We support Caltran's proposed study that includes:
Widening Highway 49 to fours lanes with a shoulder between Grass Valley and Auburn.
Installing Traffic Circles at intersections where there are currently traffic lights and having traffic circles every 1-2 miles. This would allow residents with driveways that connect with the highway to make only right-hand turns onto the highway, and if needed, turning around at the next traffic circle. This allows for a center median to be installed, which will greatly reduce the head-on collisions that are so deadly.
Until then, there are numerous things that can be done to increase the safety of this section of road such as:

 Decisions we make as drivers: Speed, Cell Phones, Seat Belts, Sobriety, Respecting Other Drivers 

 Education: Reducing Speed in the Rain, Not Tailgating, Leaving 5 Minutes Earlier , Politeness 

 Speed Enforcement - the CHP has increased their presence and is doing a lot more speed enforcement - Thank You Nevada and Placer County CHP!

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