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Street Squad - Right on red

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Dallas police are warning people about a high-accident intersection just north of downtown. 

It's at the southbound service road for U.S. 75 at Ross Avenue – a road heavily traveled by commuters. Drivers are ignoring warning signs about illegal right turns on red, and there have been a number of crashes at the intersection as a result.

In turn, officers are cracking down. 

"There is a lack of a good line of sight," said Lt. Herb Ashford with the Dallas Police Department. "Basically, if you see this intersection here, we have some columns from the freeway. We have barriers on the sidewalk here, and we want people to get through this intersection safely."

Cops say that reduced visibility makes drivers vulnerable.

"If they don't have a proper line of sight, then they are not going to be able to see the oncoming traffic," said Ashford.

Despite the "No right on red" signs, some go for it anyway while FOX 4's cameras were recording.

"Did you not see the signs over there that said no turn on red?" asked FOX 4's James Rose to one driver who made the right on red.

"No, I did not because I was just coming off the highway and I just stopped quickly to look for the traffic, and no other intersection where I live has it," said one driver. "And I don't come here very often."

"Not very happy…I'm just out here trying to make a living," said another driver.  "That little sign at the top, it's hard to see. It's very vague.  It's my fault, though. I should have known better."

The signs are there, though, and Dallas police say you can count on them being there as well. 

If you need help with your traffic problems, call James Rose at 214-468-7432.

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