Talk Back: Where is a Stop Sign Needed or Not Needed in Your Town?

Patch asks readers where they'd like to put a sign, or remove a sign, if they had the opportunity.

Awhile ago Patch asked readers about stop sign behavior of motorists, inquiring about most-rolled through signs and ones that don't make for safe travel. We'll be providing the feedback on that later this week as everyone seems to know at least one sign that is ignored.

Now we want to know where a stop sign should be put if residents could make it happen, or what sign that is currently up that isn't needed.

Comment below and we'll compile the feedback later this week.

B. A. Vet August 28, 2012 at 12:17 PM
A better question is "Where can one be removed?"
Judy Mottl (Editor) August 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Hi B.A. Vet- that absolutely is better and I just updated this talk back to include comment on that aspect. Thanks for such a great suggestion.
Carol C. August 28, 2012 at 03:11 PM
A stop sign or light is definitely needed at the intersection of 25A (North Country Rd) and Pipe Stave Hollow Rd. heading west. You are taking your life in your hands trying to make a left turn onto Pipe Stave to head to the beach. A very dangerous curve and cars come flying by.
Connie Machado August 28, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Corner of Sycamore Ave. and Lanson St., Bohemia. It was petitioned previously and all the town gave us was a 'crosswalk sign' but no one pays attention to it. I have personally pressed the button and tried waiting for people to stop and let me cross and maybe 2 out of 100 cars will stop, all the other fly by at very high speeds. In addition, this is a school zone and no one seems to follow that speed limit either. Thanks.
Tracey August 28, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Instead of all the stop signs placed on Middle Road, the town lost an opportunity to install a bike lane. But, I'm not surprised that they were unable to think outside the box. It is a road that is well used by weekend bikers and school children. Since we do not have school buses a dedicated safe lane for our children would have been appreciated by all. The amount of stop signs and related signage that went up on middle road was too much too fast. It was hard to get used to after so many years without a single one.
Yvonne Kleine August 28, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Sorry to disagree with you, but a bike lane is not do-able on Middle Road. It is already a narrow two lane road with limited space and would be enormously expensive to widen. Not to mention shearing off the front yards of those of us who live here. I got used to the stop signs immediately and so did my neighbors since we who live on Middle Road are no longer subjected to the insane speeding and recklessness pre-stop sign. The signs add a total of 30 seconds to your drive and are a huge imporvement in the quality of our lives on Middle. Everyone, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, is safer because of them.
Jimmy Lane August 29, 2012 at 04:15 PM
The corner of Lincoln Ave. and Rose St. in Sayville. I am surprised their have not been more accidents here.
Liz August 29, 2012 at 05:23 PM
A light/stop sign needs to be installed at the corner of Railroad and Depot Street(Reese gas station). What a nightmare trying to make a left onto RR from Depot Street or a Left onto Depot from RR Ave.
SoMo August 29, 2012 at 06:55 PM
We need fewer stop signs, not more. Want to speed things up, install more no left turn signs at key intersections.


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