WASHINGTON — Starting Feb. 19, work crews in Washington D.C. will begin installing more ‘No Right Turn on Red’ signs.

The city is banning right turns at red lights for about 100 intersections all over the city.

The goal is to cut down the number of people dying in traffic accidents.

In 2018, 36 people were killed in traffic accidents in DC. That was the highest number of traffic deaths the city has seen in 10 years.

However, there are critics who do not believe the move by the District Department of Transportation is a good one.

“In school zones, it is inherently wise to do that. In other places that you have a high traffic volume and high pedestrian volume, it may be a catastrophic situation,” John Townsend, spokesperson with AAA Mid-Atlantic, said.

Townsend believes DDOT should complete a detailed study on each intersection before installing the signs.

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He fears the move may have negative impacts.

“That it would cause more injuries, more fatalities, it would cause more rear-end collisions,” Townsend said.

DDOT Director Jeff Marootian told WUSA9 the agency operates on facts and explained how banning right turns on red lights has worked in other cities.                                                                                                                                  
“We’ve used a scientific approach to identify locations that have a particularly high volume of pedestrians,” Marootian said. “Those are the locations for which we think that improving safety in the intersection is paramount.”

The implementation of the new signs a part of the mayor’s ‘vision zero‘ initiative aimed at limiting traffic deaths in DC by 2024.

Below is a map of the intersections being impacted by the changing signs:

Here is the full list of intersections receiving new signs:

Ward 1

  • 14th Street NW & Columbia Road NW
  • Georgia Avenue NW & Otis Place NW
  • 13th Street NW & Kenyon Street NW
  • 14th Street NW & Kenyon Street NW & Park Road NW
  • Florida Avenue NW & 13th Street NW
  • 10th Street NW & U Street NW
  • 11th Street NW & U Street NW
  • Georgia Avenue NW & 7th Street NW & Florida Avenue NW
  • 16th Street NW & New Hampshire Avenue NW & U Street NW
  • 16th Street NW & Lamont Street NW
  • 17th Street NW & Mount Pleasant Street NW & Park Road NW

Ward 2

  • 22nd Street NW & Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • 21st Street NW & K Street NW
  • I Street NW & 22nd Street NW
  • 17th Street NW & Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • M Street NW & New Hampshire Avenue NW
  • 22nd Street NW & L Street NW & New Hampshire Avenue NW
  • 22nd Street NW & G Street NW
  • Washington Circle NW & New Hampshire Avenue NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW & 15th Street NW & Alexander Hamilton Place NW
  • 14th Street SW & Independence Avenue SW
  • 17th Street NW & H Street NW
  • 17th Street NW & Connecticut Avenue NW & K Street NW & K Street NW Service Road
  • 16th Street NW & K Street NW
  • 19th Street NW & K Street NW
  • Vermont Avenue NW & H Street NW & Madison Place NW
  • 14th Street NW & U Street NW
  • 14th Street NW & T Street NW
  • Massachusetts Avenue NW & 9th Street NW & Mt Vernon Place NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW & 7th Street NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW & 9th Street NW
  • 12th Expressway NW & 12th Street NW & Constitution Avenue NW
  • Constitution Avenue NW & 7th Street NW
  • E Street NW & 3rd Street NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW & 11th Street NW
  • 3rd Street NW & D Street NW
  • 14th Street NW & Constitution Avenue NW
  • H Street NW & 9th Street NW
  • K Street NW & 9th Street NW & New York Avenue NW
  • Independence Avenue SW & 6th Street SW
  • 29th Street NW & M Street NW & Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • 14th Street NW & K Street NW & K Street NW Service Road
  • 11th Street NW & M Street NW
  • 13th Street NW & K Street NW & K Street NW Service Road
  • 13th Street NW & L Street NW
  • 14th Street NW & N Street NW
  • Vermont Avenue NW & 15th Street NW & K Street NW & K Street NW Service Road
  • P Street NW & 9th Street NW

Ward 3

  • Calvert Street NW & 29th Street NW & Cleveland Avenue NW & Mcgill Terrace NW
  • Calvert Street NW & 24th Street NW & Shoreham Dr NW
  • Van Ness Street NW & 39th Street NW & Wisconsin Avenue NW
  • 42nd Street NW & Ellicott Street NW & Wisconsin Avenue NW
  • Albemarle Street NW & 42nd Street NW

Ward 4

  • Hemlock Street NW & 13th Street NW & Alaska Avenue NW
  • 14th Street NW & Colorado Avenue NW & Kennedy Street NW
  • Kansas Avenue NW & Blair Road NW & North Dakota Avenue NW
  • Georgia Avenue NW & Piney Branch Road NW
  • Rock Creek Church Road NE & Blair Road NE & Riggs Road NE
  • Georgia Avenue NW & Randolph Street NW
  • Nicholson Street NW & 13th Street NW & Colorado Avenue NW
  • 14th Street NW & Arkansas Avenue NW
  • Georgia Avenue NW & New Hampshire Avenue NW & Rock Creek Church Road NW

Ward 5

  • 14th Street NE & South Dakota Avenue NE & Webster Street NE
  • Monroe Street NE & 10th Street NE
  • 28th Street NE & Monroe Street NE & Rhode Island Avenue NE
  • New York Avenue NE & Bladensburg Road NE
  • 1st Street NE & Florida Avenue NE

Ward 6

  • Constitution Avenue NE & 13th Street NE & Tennessee Avenue NE
  • Maryland Avenue NE & 15th Street NE & Benning Road NE & Bladensburg Road NE & H Street NE
  • 7th Street SE & Pennsylvania Avenue SE
  • 11th Street SE & E Street SE & Pennsylvania Avenue SE
  • Kentucky Avenue SE & 13th Street SE & Independence Avenue SE
  • Independence Avenue SE & 19th Street SE & Independence Avenue SE Service Road
  • 1st Street NE & K Street NE
  • North Capitol Street BN & H Street NW & H Street NE
  • New Jersey Avenue NW & D Street NW
  • 1st Street NE & New York Avenue NE & O Street NE
  • North Capitol Street BN & New York Avenue NW & N Street NE & New York Avenue NE
  • Washington Avenue SW & 1st Street SW & C Street SW
  • M Street SE & 1st Street SE
  • I Street SW & 6th Street SW
  • M Street SE & 3rd Street SE
  • Potomac Avenue SE & Potomac Avenue SW & South Capitol Street BN
  • 1st Street SW & M Street SW
  • H Street NW & 2nd Street NW
  • Interstate 395 BN & 4th Street NW & New York Avenue NW
  • Marion Street NW & R Street NW & Rhode Island Avenue NW
  • R Street NW & 7th Street NW

Ward 7

  • Pennsylvania Avenue SE & Minnesota Avenue SE
  • Alabama Avenue SE & Naylor Road SE
  • Good Hope Road SE & Naylor Road SE
  • Alabama Avenue SE & 30th Street SE
  • 49th Street NE & Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue NE
  • Hunt Place NE & 44th Street NE & Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue NE
  • Benning Road NE & Minnesota Avenue NE
  • Stoddert Place SE & B Street SE & East Capitol Street BN
  • Benning Road NE & 39th Street NE

Ward 8

  • 22nd Street SE & Minnesota Avenue SE & Naylor Road SE
  • Alabama Avenue SE & Jasper Street SE
  • Alabama Avenue SE & 13th Street SE
  • Southern Avenue SE & Wheeler Road SE