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'Rider Risk Map' Keeps Bikers Aware
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- Cheryl Miller-Hamilton says as far as the rider risk map goes, she's sold.
That is awesome! she says. I think having it on the phone like you have it on yours would help - big time.
She and her husband are visiting from Des Moines. On the way here, they passed through or near several points flagged on the map.
Including right here at Highway 100 and Munier road and Highway 151 and Highway 13. Police say both have had issues over the years.
On Highway 13 it was the turning light.
It was not a dedicated green light if you were turning left. You still had to yield to Southbound traffic, Cpl. Mark Kjormoe with the Marion Police Department.
On Munier, it's the view.
Visibility is poor when you exit, Cpl. Kjormoe says.
In the last five years, it has resulted in 90 accidents on 13 and 151 - 3 motorcycle related.
On 100 and Munier - 65 accidents, with 1 motorcycle related. While that intersection remains unchanged, the city has made an effort to change the light at the 151-13 intersection.
You turn on the green, you have a yellow and a red, so you don't have to yield to traffic on southbound 13, Kjormoe says.
Miller says it's still a little dicey.
You got a left turn lane, a right turn lane; go straight - it can be dangerous,
That is why the Hamiltons say the map is helpful to them and other riders. It gives them a heads up before they hit the open road.
I've got a good idea where a lot of the hot spots are around home, Cheryls husband Kevin says, But when you get out on the road, you don't know you've never been there.