DEARBORN —This month the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments released information regarding traffic accidents related to the running of red lights, and Dearborn ranked fifth on the list. According to the council, between 2009-2011, 114 drivers in Dearborn were involved in accidents relating to someone crossing a red light.
Dearborn however did fall below surrounding cities such as Detroit, Sterling Heights, Warren and Livonia on the list.
Recently local residents made The Arab American News aware of one traffic light located on Warren Ave and Chase Rd, where reportedly in the last month a few accidents have occurred. Dearborn Police Chief Ron Haddad told us that the department was aware of the situation and it was being handled accordingly. Haddad said heavier traffic at night due to Ramadan could've been contributing to the problem.
"There's been no more and no less accidents than usual there at any time of the year. We had the lights changed from flashing yellow to red last week because of heavier traffic at night from Ramadan," Haddad stated.
Haddad also warns Dearborn drivers to be on the lookout at very large intersections in the city. He says the most accidents occur at Ford Rd and Telegraph Rd, located in the west side of the city. Both main roads run at higher speeds, which contribute to the larger volume of accidents according to Haddad.