Drivers in Dallas are cruising the wrong way on a one way street without ever knowing it. One woman said she's had too many close calls all because a street sign is missing. She turned to FOX 4's Saul Garza for help.
Debbie Sadler said the 11700 block of Dennis Road, right off Forest Lane in north Dallas is an accident waiting to happen. While FOX 4's cameras were there an SUV was forced to stop to allow an 18-wheeler going the wrong way to turn.
"People turning off of Forest coming down Dennis Road are illegally running, but they don't know that," Sadler said.
Drivers don't know it because there are no signs off Forest Lane telling them Dennis Road is a one way street. At the other end it's clear. Off Josey Lane Dennis Road splits and signs alert drivers it's a one way street.
"That makes no common sense. Would you do that in downtown Dallas on the one way streets? You've got signs everywhere saying one way, do not enter. You have nothing there," Sadler said. "I called the city of Dallas six months ago and they never gave me a time of day. They said that intersection is wide enough for two cars to come down through."
Sadler said she has also stopped police officers urging them to issue tickets to drivers going the wrong way.
"The police said they couldn't do anything about it because it's not posted on that end of the street so their hands were virtually tied and they told me to get back to the city," she said.
After three calls, she gave up and called FOX 4 instead.
Now there are four signs warning drivers not to turn right onto Dennis Road. They went up just days after Saul Garza called to find out more information.
Apparently the signs that were there before were taken down because of a road construction project and crews forgot to put them back up.
"I figured Channel 4 would get it handled and you did. Thank you very much. I appreciate it," Sadler said.
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