Where Are Waltham's Most Ignored Stop Signs?

Stop signs are not optional, but they're sometimes treated as if they are.

There are hundreds of stop signs in Waltham, but all too often, they are overlooked when drivers are in a rush.

We have all seen it and probably many would admit of a stop sign roll-through at one point in time.  

Do you know of a location where a stop sign is frequently rolled through or ignored?

Share where it is in the comments section, below.

Karla Vallance September 20, 2012 at 02:00 PM
@Shauna, thanks, we'll take a look at those. Anyone else checked out those resources yet?
Ed Sazo September 20, 2012 at 03:27 PM
I live on corner of School st and Church St. This is where accidents happen consistently. This corner is where Scott Coxall was involved in a hit and run, eventually dying from his injuries. Furthermore, Mcdevitt middle school is at this intersection and kids are around at different times of the day. Thank God there is a crossing guard at morning and afternoon hours. There is not one single sign posted on any streets indicating this is a school zone. I will start petitioning the neighbors to ask the city to make this corner and surrounding area safer for local residents but more importantly the school children. I would hate to read the news that a child was fatally involved in a hit and run. In one occasion, while crossing the street holding my 11 year old daughter's hand, a car failed to stop and almost hit both of us. Fortunately I was able to judge the speed of the car and saw that they were not slowing down. And this was in plain daylight. I was so upset and wanted to chase the car down. It happen so fast and I didn't get a license number to report the driver. During the winter days, this corner become even more dangerous as there is inappropriate lighting in place. I will be exercising my right as a taxpayer for this corner to be evaluated and changes made that could lead to saving a life.
Steven Wenckus September 21, 2012 at 01:52 AM
No possible way the could fit a rotary at any of those intersections!!! Yo must be crazy to even think of that..really, come on??/ think about it. rotarys are huge circles!!!
Shauna Winterol September 21, 2012 at 01:03 PM
@Steven Wenckus. I'm not crazy, I purposely did not use the term rotary either. In this application the colloquial "rotary" is not synonymous with roundabout. Modern roundabouts are a modern application of the principles of rotaries but engineered specifically for traffic control in tight spaces. If you looked at the sources I pointed you to you would see they have quite successfully used varying sizes on roads narrower than I mentioned above. Furthermore there are even "mini roundabouts" that can be used in even smaller spaces, and are being used successfully. The fact that a question was even posed as to what are the most ignored stop signs is a testament to the fact that stop signs aren't working. This is one possible solution. http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/intersection/roundabouts/fhwasa10007/
Karla Vallance September 21, 2012 at 01:07 PM
I must admit, I didn't know there was a difference between a rotary and a roundabout.


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