St. Louis leaders vote to approve plan to make intersections safer for emergency vehicles

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Aldermanic Streets Committee approved a resolution Wednesday to study how to make intersections safer for emergency vehicles and motorists.

The committee unanimously passed the resolution introduced by Alderman Joe Vaccaro.

Vacarro said he got the idea after seeing FOX 2’s You Paid For It report about a new system St. Charles County is implementing. Introduced by St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann, the plan would have 351 intersections yield priority to emergency vehicles at intersections.

All other traffic would have to be stopped while first responders drive through.

All St. Louis councilmen added their names as co-sponsors to the measure on Wednesday, giving it an extra boost.

It will be voted on on Friday. If passed, the city would study the cost of an intersection system and how best to put it into practice.

There is a similar effort in St. Louis County to investigate the issue, after FOX 2’s Elliot Davis spoke to government leaders about the idea, following St. Charles County’s lead.

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Nate Jones

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