The Watchdog loves those AT&T commercials where the clean-cut guy asks a bunch of kids whether more is better than less.
It always is, of course, and the Dog has found the maxim also holds true for food and girlfriends.
But three yield signs in one spot? Not so much.
Carolyn Patterson says it has been just too confusing — and dangerous — west of the Country Club Plaza where 50th Street meets Westwood Road at a V intersection just north of Ward Parkway.
The city put two yield signs on a traffic island for southbound drivers on Westwood Road. The third sign was installed alongside 50th Street but in an odd position.
“It’s sort of angled toward Westwood Road but is ambiguous for cars coming from Westwood Road,” said Patterson, who lives just across the state line in Kansas. “They may think that the 50th Street cars are supposed to yield. At any rate, that would mean BOTH streets need to yield. Huh?”
The Watchdog jumped up and down in front of the always-helpful Sean Demory at Kansas City Public Works, who soon reported that changes were being made.
The handsome hound nosed around the neighborhood again on Thursday, and, sure enough, two of the three yield signs are no longer there. The remaining one is near the point of the traffic island, clearly meant for drivers on Westwood Road.
OK, kids: Which is better, a big dog or a little dog? Obviously, there’s no wrong answer to that one.
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