What's Driving You Crazy: Problems Solved - 8 News NOW

What's Driving You Crazy: Problems Solved

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LAS VEGAS - Every morning, Brian Loftus tackles traffic issues in his What's Driving You Crazy segment. Brian looks at some of the traffic problems he was able to get resolved.

A viewer named Connie informed Traffic 8 in September the only way a traffic light on Green Valley Parkway would get triggered was by a car in the far left of the two lanes.

Those in the outside turn lane - the one on the right - would just sit through red light cycles until another driver showed up. Traffic 8's efforts helped Henderson discover a problem with the detection programming in the outside turn lane. That signal is now fixed.

In October, a viewer named Carol discovered the pedestrian hawk signal on Sahara Avenue at 15th Street went off and blinked, even when no pedestrians were crossing.

8 News NOW's coverage helped discover a newly installed pedestrian push button failed and needed replacement. 8 News NOW worked with the city to make that happen and solved the problem.

In December, three viewers said lane shift markings were missing from Sahara Avenue near Las Vegas Boulevard. What's Driving You Crazy got lane divider bumps, or cat tracks, put in within a week.

Also in December, a viewer named David reported on Nellis Boulevard between Stewart Avenue and Bonanza Road, a crosswalk was completely dark. Traffic 8 cameras captured a pedestrian crossing in dangerous darkness. By January, city and county officials helped light the area - repairing streetlights and replacing 250 watt lamps with 400 watt lights.

Following an e-mail from a viewer named Leo earlier this month, Traffic 8 pushed for help for kids who were darting across six lanes of traffic along Charleston Boulevard to reach New Horizons Academy.

8 News NOW got a study launched which resulted in a crosswalk, crosswalk flasher and school flasher in that area. Students will have this in place by the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.

What's driving you crazy? You can e-mail Brian Loftus your traffic questions and complaints.

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