Traffic study provided by developers should not be accepted for land development. It should be the county who provides a much more independent traffic study. The traffic study a developer presents is another form a bribery. From all I have seen, no traffic study has been a factor rejecting a land development project.
Basically State Highway Agency(SHA) has few power to disapprove a project. Even SHA does not approve the traffic study, the county government can still approve the project. This is what they told us face to face at our board meeting.
The county council should propose a law to fix this issue as soon as possible since there are many more developments facing us. ZRA (Zoning regulation amendment) may be the possible solution.