Talk Back: Live Near Any 'Stop-tionals'?

Stop signs are not optional, but sometimes people treat them as if they are.

Just about every community has them. The "Stop-tional"--that Stop sign that everyone thinks is more a suggestion than a command. You'll be walking your dog or dragging out the garbage cans and you see the car coming down the road, slow down a little and then accelerate through the stop sign.

For today's Talk Back post, we forego the usual poll and ask you to drop in the comments section below: What is the Most Ignored Stop Sign in Your Town?

Patch would like to know.

Pazi Steklo August 09, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Oh man..how about ALL STOP SIGNS? It's a deadly decision to drive on the local roads around here. Also, no one EVER comes to a complete STOP to make a right on red at traffic lights either. People are too selfish when they get in their cars. I'm just about scared to get into my car around here just because someone has to be somewhere 10 minutes ago. Very sad indeed.
Joe Kelly August 09, 2012 at 03:23 PM
I live on the corner of a four-way stop, near the end of a relatively long stretch coming west from Broadway Avenue in Holbrook. It is not uncommon for drivers to go through the stop signs at well in excess of fifty miles an hour, in a residential area. We scream at them, tell them to slow down... nothing makes a difference. Ironically, a lot of this takes place on days of worship (we live within walking distance of a church). Apparently, these folks are in even more of a rush to meet their maker; it's only a matter of time before two drivers blow the signs at once. I only hope it isn't a kid on a bike - especially my kid. We've asked the local cops to keep an eye out, but they're busy with other things. That's a shame: they could be writing upwards of ten-fifteen tickets a day - more on weekends.
Marie August 09, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Waverly ave. And Eton road!!!
Dana Fitzpatrick August 09, 2012 at 05:06 PM
The corner of Frances blvd & Leonard st in Holtsville. this is a bus stop & people blow thru this stop sign ALL the time!! Being this is a long street they drive so fast also!
Ryan Bonner (Editor) August 09, 2012 at 05:19 PM
A few comments on our Facebook page: Fred Harris: The one going North on South Howell at Gaymor Ln., I have been trying for years to have it moved 30 ft south to the corner of Linden and South Howell which is a very dangerous blind intersection. Melissa Lang: Corner of lincoln ave and roberts st in holbrook......right near the park, in 2 hours there you will probably only see maybe 4 cars actually stop!! Debbie Villani: furrows and Grundy always good for an accident! Janet Cutroneo Hishmeh: Moriches Road and Lee Court..a crosswalk for Wenonah school kids & a Samoset bus stop..people blow that sign on a regular basis, speeding by in the school zone..no cops around..
peter August 09, 2012 at 07:54 PM
inverness and annandale
Scott Brown August 10, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Carroll avenue and High street in Lake Ronkonkoma. Most driver do not even slow down.


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