The Most Dangerous Intersections in St George
When we bought our house, one of my goals was to be east of where I work on Bluff street. Why? Because turning left to join the 6 lanes of traffic on Bluff street with no light is awful. I only had one goal and I failed at that. While there is almost no traffic on Ridgeview Drive, there's a LOT on Bluff street. Just getting out of our parking lot is tough because there are cars coming UP Ridgeview and down the hill too so that blind drive is a nightmare to start with.
On most days, when traffic is moderate on Bluff street, I can stop at the stop sign at the bottom of the hill and join within a few seconds. HOWEVER on the days when Bluff street is busy, I always have someone right behind me on Ridgeview and they often pass on the shoulder because I am holding up progress of the free world by being in the way. I've told my wife this is eventually where they will find my body after a failed attempt to join the traffic flow on Bluff.
Maybe you do this too, but I scream at drivers trying to turn from Bluff street onto Ridgeview at the very moment when traffic is opening up a slot. I've yelled, "Seriously? You've never been on this road in your entire life but NOW, you need to turn left here" Ridgeview drive goes nowhere. It's a loop so why are you turning here?!!!
You probably know this but I found out the most dangerous intersections in St George are 1000 East and St George Blvd followed by Bluff street and Dixie Drive. There are dozens of wrecks there every year.
The worst traffic I've encountered this year has been bike riders just before the Ironman weekend. Someone pointed out how many times you would see these people on their bikes taking over the road. It's like an entitlement. "We're training for the Ironman so we can ride 4 wide using the shoulder and most of the right lane". They also blow through stop lights and stop signs regularly. I have no authority to stop them but I'm afraid a delivery truck might stop them in one of these intersections.
I've actually seen more close calls on Red Hills Parkway than anywhere else. I don't know if it's the slightly windy road or just because there's a lot to see but I've seen some fancy trick ridin' there as motorists and bike riders try to dodge each other. Texting is a real enhancement too. How could that end badly?