LETTER: Stop at stop signs, ticket speeders
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Feb 15, 2017  |  Vote 0    0

LETTER: Stop at stop signs, ticket speeders

Re: Stop signs slow traffic, save lives (Letters, Feb. 9)

Hamilton Mountain News

Re: Stop signs slow traffic, save lives (Letters, Feb. 9)
I’m not sure where Mr. Reid lives, but I can tell you that in my neighbourhood, stop signs are generally used as yield signs — if at all.
People don’t actually come to a complete stop, but rather slow down, hopefully look both ways and then barrel through the intersection. And this is in a school district!
I agree with the concept of stop signs saving lives along with a 40 km/h speed limit on side streets (again, largely ignored in our residential/school area), but until there are tickets given out or, God forbid, people start getting hit by a vehicle, nothing will change.
Slow down, people. Come to a complete stop and for goodness' sake use your signal.
Tim Mahoney
Hamilton Mountain

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