High collision areas for Tulsa shoppers

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Updated: 11/22/2012 10:22 pm Published: 11/22/2012 10:19 pm

Not only will stores be packed with holiday shoppers but roads will be too with impatient drivers which could escalate road rage.

The Tulsa Police Department reports Tulsa's dangerous intersections where shoppers are more likely to crash is 51st, 61st and 71st at U.S. 169, Tulsa Hills and 41st & Yale.

"I think it would make it a lot easier if people used a turn signal every now and then,” said shopper Corbet Witham.

A grandmother from Sapulpa who was camped out at the Tulsa Hills Best Buy on Thursday said she wished drivers would stay off their cell phones.

"I have eight grandkids and if you have your grandkids in the car with you or traveling with other people, it just bothers me that they are not paying attention,” said Vickie Hoskins.

Police said in west Tulsa at Tulsa Hills, the traffic lights are closer together causing distracted drivers to get in fender benders.

"I think it's people being greedy and wanting to get it done so fast,” said Witham.

Tulsa Police report red light runners are the leading cause for car crashes so officers in the Mingo Valley Division are keeping a close eye on drivers running the red light.

Drivers recommend other drivers to lighten up on the pedal and avoid shopping at stores during peak hours.

"I usually try and go early in the day. I don't ever go on Sundays," said Hoskins.

If you are caught running a red light that’s a $200 fine and running a yellow light is a $150 fine.

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