Why speeding on US 17 doesn’t pay – An explanation of the Town’s adaptive traffic control system.

The highest concentration of vehicular accidents within the Town of Mount Pleasant occur along our main thoroughfares of US 17 and Coleman Blvd. This is partially due to the roadway volumes, but it is also due to excessive speeds on these facilities. The traffic signal timings are coordinated based upon the posted speed limit of the roadway. If you travel at the posted speed limit there is a higher likelihood of receiving a green signal at each intersection as you progress along the corridor, regardless of direction. Conversely, if you travel above the posted speed limit, you will be more likely to be stopped at a traffic signal prematurely because you will arrive prior to the planned coordination. Beyond the obvious fact that driving within the posted speed limit is in general safer for you and other motorists, speeding will not decrease your travel time within the Town. Please demonstrate caution and show respect for your neighbors by driving the posted speed limit throughout the Town.

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1. How can I report a pothole?
2. Who do I contact to discuss a signal timing problem I have observed?
3. How do I report a traffic signal that is dark, flashing, or has damaged equipment?
4. How do I request a traffic signal be installed at an intersection?
5. How does the Town of Mount Pleasant decide to install a traffic signal?
6. What is the purpose of a traffic signal?
7. What are the basics of traffic signal timing?
8. Does a traffic signal control speed?
9. Why speeding on US 17 doesn’t pay – An explanation of the Town’s adaptive traffic control system.
10. Does the Town collect video footage from cameras located at traffic signals?
11. Will a traffic signal reduce intersection crashes?
12. Why do some signals have a separate protected green arrow phase for left turns?
13. How does the Town consider requests for a separate protected green arrow phase for left turns?
14. When is a right turn lane or left turn lane justified?
15. What does a flashing yellow arrow mean?
16. What does a flashing yellow ball mean?
17. What does a flashing red ball mean?
18. Why does the signal sometimes skip a phase?
19. How do I get my private road accepted for public maintenance?
20. When will my street be repaved?
21. How do I report broken/fallen street signs?
22. How can my neighborhood request traffic calming devices such as speed humps?
23. How can I determine if my street is owned/maintained by the Town?
24. Do I need a permit from the Town to replace/repair my driveway?
25. Who do I call to request a street light?
26. Where can I find information on Transportation Impact Fees?
27. Are the traffic signals synchronized?