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Street Squad - Wrong way shortcut

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This week's Street Squad comes from Fidel, who says he's afraid he's going to have a head-on collision with people trying to take a shortcut at the intersection of Weldon Street and Haskell Avenue at Cityplace in Dallas.

FOX 4 Street Squad reporter James Rose checked it out and found Dallas Police already have the dangerous spot on their radar.

The intersection is well-marked, with two brand new shiny signs that say "Do not enter," and there's a nearby sign that says "No left turn."

Despite all the signage, some people continue to go the wrong way down the one-way just to take a shortcut.

In 30 minutes, FOX 4 saw more than a dozen people ignore the signs.  We contacted Dallas Police, and they already knew about it.

"It is clearly marked," said Lt. Herb Ashford with the Dallas Police Department.

During FOX 4's interview with Ashford, another driver took the shortcut.

"And we're going to talk to that driver, let them know we'll cite them, educate them and let them know the importance of following the signs there," said Ashford.

One driver FOX 4 saw knew that he'd made an illegal left turn, saw cops and tried to back up like nothing happened. 

Sometimes two or three drivers at a time go down the road illegally.

"It is very dangerous when you have traffic coming the other direction," said Ashford.

"Did you not realize that was a one way street?" Rose asked one driver.

"I've seen it before. I was just following the car in front of me," the driver said.

"I didn't know it was a one-way," said another. "I actually come that way all the time.  I've never noticed the sign."

"We're going to stay on it and stay out here and hopefully everyone will get the message that this is a dangerous activity to do to disregard traffic control signs," said Ashford.  

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