Red light runners bring peril to Belair Road
Richard Lelonek of Baltimore has what sounds to me like a valid concern about the state of safety at the intersection outside his church. Let's let him tell the story:
The intersection of Belair Rd. and Brendan Ave. is governed by a traffic light. The intersection also serves people attending church services at the Shrine of the Little Flower. In the rear of the church there is located a charter school. On week days it is a busy intersection for those going to or from church and the school.
The red signal for Belair Rd. is frequently ignored as drivers go right through the red light. Some months ago I, too, was almost a casualty when attempting to cross on my green when a car brushed me as he sped by on his red.
In the morning and afternoon there is a crossing guard for the school. The guard, too, has been ignored by drivers going through on the red.
Over the last several years, in behalf of the Parish Council of the Shrine and the Belair-Edison Community Assn. I have wrtten to the city about this problem, never receiving even an acknowledgment.
Perhaps, you can see what can be done before some one is killed.
A red light camera there would pay for itself in a month.
Richard L. Lelonek
We'll see what the city has to say about this. It strikes me that this is the kind of problem that City Council members are in the business of handling. Mr. Lelonek's councilman is Warren Branch.