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What Intersections Should Have a Stop Sign?

Tell us in the comments.

Last year, the North Kingstown Town Council debated whether or not to add six stop signs to the Terre Mar Drive neighborhood. Twelve residents came out to oppose the signs, calling the proposal "overkill." Another resident, who made the proposal, hoped the signs would control speeding drivers through the neighborhood and avoid accidents. 

The council eventually shot down the proposal due in part to the neighborhood's low traffic volume. But, Terre Mar isn't the first and certainly won't be the last neighborhood to face this debate: to add stop signs or to not?

Do you know of a location or dangerous intersection where a stop sign is needed?

Share where it is in the comments section, below.


E September 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM
DC - ;)
Govstench September 18, 2012 at 01:23 PM
While I'm on the side of public safety and granted, we have many impatient drivers out there, stop signs are far cheaper than traffic signals. Most traffic signals are on state roads and cost an average $40k to $50k, depending on the intersection to control. The only signals I've seen on municipal highways have been flashing red or yellow signals or a crossing signal near a school. Everyone should know that a driver will run a stop light just as easy as a stop sign. It's up to law enforcement to position themselves at these high risk intersections and write up these offenders.
E September 18, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Govstench - Very true. Two addl. stop signs at this intersection, (one for travelers N, one for travelers S on Boston Neck Rd.) would probably be a safe, sufficient solution. At the very least, it is worth investigating BEFORE a costly traffic light is considered.
NK Parent September 18, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Anyone who has driven through the Stony Ln/Rt 2 intersection with any frequency should know that far too many RI drivers view a red light as merely a suggestion. The problem in this town is definitely the drivers. More stop signs or street signals will only go so far in protecting the rest of the us. I agree with Govstench in that the NK police need to step it up when policing many of these dangerous intersections. A cop stationed at the Stony Ln/Rt 2 intersection alone could solve all our towns money problems. :)
UnfilteredHonesty September 18, 2012 at 07:50 PM
This state is ridiculous with stop signs and lights, they're all in the wrong places! There should be a light to the entrance to Trafalgar East Apts for sure! Take your life in your hands going in and out. ALSO................. there should be a light on the turn around near Rite Aid on Frenchtown!!!!!!!! Not one mfer waits their turn at that yield sign and I've had two accidents because of you impatient genetic defects! Wait your bloody turn!!!!!!!!!! It's a red yield, not a yellow, which means stop and freakin look!

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