Can a stop sign be placed to slow speeding traffic?

No, stop signs are not intended to be used to deter speeding vehicles. Engineering studies have shown that stop signs have no effect on reducing speeds, and in fact, stop signs often increase speeds due to the notion of making up for lost time. Unwarranted stop sign placement is often deliberately ignored and motorists perform “rolling” stops. This increases the hazard to pedestrians who rely on traffic stopping at stop signs to safely cross the street. Contact us at 630-260-2065 for more information.

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1. How does an all-way stop sign get placed at an intersection?
2. Can a stop sign be placed to slow speeding traffic?
3. How does the City deal with speeding on residential streets?
4. Can the City do something about the number of cars going down my street?
5. Why does the red light for Front Street and Main Street stay on so long when no traffic is crossing the railroad tracks?
6. Does the City have a plan for which streets get repaved?
7. My street does not have curbs, storm sewers, or street lighting. Will the City install those improvements?
8. Sometimes my basement floor drain backs up during a rain storm. Is this normal?
9. What can I do to prevent flooding in my home?