From the Ask Joe file one of our viewers has a question about what she feels is a very dangerous stretch of road.
Lucy says she lives near Mira Loma and Rio Poco in southeast Reno and she says there's a lot of speeding and a number of accidents that have occurred there. She says a city of Reno car even crashed at that intersection.
She wants to know what can be done about it ?
I checked with Steve Bunnel , the city of Reno's traffic engineer. He says the city has put up a radar sign to flash your speed as you drive by, they're hoping that will get people to slow down. Unfortunately speed bumps are not an option because they slow down response times for emergency vehicles and those streets are considered primary emergency vehicle routes.
If there are enough calls the city's traffic department can do a speed study which could lead to more police writing tickets there. Keep in mind the Reno Police Department is stretched thin already but that might be the best hope.
If you have concerns you should call Reno Direct and tell them what you've observed and what your concerns are. The number is 334-INFO. They will respond depending on the number of calls they receive.