Can I request that a STOP sign be installed to slow down vehicles?

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 00:00 -- admin

In accordance with the New York State Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), the proper use of stop signs are as safety measures to determine the right of way at intersections experiencing sufficient traffic and vehicular accidents and where poor visibility, unusual geometry or unexpected traffic conflicts exist. When stop signs are installed to slow down speeders, drivers tend to actually increase their speed between signs to compensate for the time lost by stopping. Some drivers tend to accelerate rapidly after a stop, possibly creating an unsafe situation. Studies have shown that most drivers reach their top speed within 100 feet of a stop sign.

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