LETTER: Stop at stop signs, ticket speeders

Opinion Feb 15, 2017 by Gord Bowes 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

LETTER: Stop at stop signs, ticket speeders

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

Opinion Feb 15, 2017 by Gord Bowes 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

LETTER: Stop at stop signs, ticket speeders

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

Opinion Feb 15, 2017 by Gord Bowes 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