FOLLOWUP: ‘Driver report card’ signs, week 3

It’s the third week for what SDOT says is a six-week pilot program tallying whether drivers are stopping for pedestrians. The two signs in West Seattle are updated on Fridays with results of a count taken by student interns earlier in the week. Above, the sign at the 34th/Morgan marked crossing shows 43 percent this week, up from 28 percent a week earlier; below, 11 percent at the unmarked crossing on Sylvan Way near Sylvan Heights, up from 10 percent a week earlier:

After six weeks here, SDOT says the signs will be moved elsewhere in the city, as it gets rolling on a two-year safety campaign.

10 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: 'Driver report card' signs, week 3"

  • Rocket April 1, 2022 (7:36 pm)

    I continue to love this. Thank you for the updates.

  • Math Teacher April 1, 2022 (8:10 pm)

    I love it, too.  I really do. I love data. I wonder if their data collection includes recording the time of day, the weather, etc.  Are we confident that each week’s measurement was taken at the same time of day?  Also, if one car stops for a pedestrian, and the three following cars stop only because the car in front of them is stopped, does that count as one car, or four cars? What if the fourth driver is leaning on his horn, does that matter? 

    • we are all pedestrians April 2, 2022 (8:58 am)

      If the car driver honks, OR shouts, shakes their head disapprovingly, throws their arms up in the air (or a finger)… -5 points.

      If the car driver stops AND smiles, waves, throws a peace sign.. +2.

  • Auntie April 1, 2022 (8:34 pm)

    While I applaud the idea, these signs are so small that I don’t know if many people actually notice them. I was looking for them as I drove through High Point and barely spotted one. I think if they want to be an effective message, they should be larger.

  • Lisa April 2, 2022 (1:03 am)

    I love this idea! Would love one at 35th and Avalon! I nearly got hit bus a bus that didn’t yield and a car tonight. 

    • KM April 2, 2022 (6:51 am)

      Terrible intersection for pedestrians! I’ve had so many close calls, especially with people taking rights on red. I’m glad you are okay.

    • West Seattle since 1979 April 2, 2022 (12:22 pm)

      That is a scary intersection! Glad you’re ok.

      • Lisa April 3, 2022 (1:37 pm)

        Thank you! I might get a glow in the dark flag or a bright yellow or pink flag. I wave but it goes unnoticed. I’m thankful for the signs! 

  • Mark47n April 2, 2022 (8:56 am)

    Roads don’t get fixed, bridge maintenance is neglected, and all of the other things that don’t get done but, hey, we put up these signs that are ridiculous.Honestly, what is with this town?!  It’s fine with property crimes, homeless encampments that operate as free-for-all chop shops for anything (my favorite is the bike frame tree on the West edge of the Andover camp next to Nucor), and the generally pollyannaish way that the city handles its business. 

  • Sasquatch April 2, 2022 (2:14 pm)

    I also love this. Would like to see more of these at crosswalks near schools. Clearly Seattle drivers are failing. I think the consequence should be a traffic light that turns red 

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