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Where Are Newton'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 Newton, but all too often, some are overlooked when drivers are in a rush.

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

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

Share where it is in the comments section, below.

As you add them in the comments, we'll add the locations to our map on the right side the page. 

schlock September 20, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Willow at Centre, East Side pkwy at Newtonville
Dick Lee September 20, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Oak Hill & Old Farm
Elia September 20, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Rowe st. in Auburndale - W. Newton area!
Amy McGregor-Radin September 20, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Greenwood Street and Country Club Road!
Molly Schaeffer September 20, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Hammond St at Suffolk Rd. - Chestnut Hill
Molly Schaeffer September 20, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Hammond St at Middlesex Rd. - Chestnut Hill
brian ives September 20, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Olde field road-Hagen road
Rebecca Wright September 20, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Elm St. & Webster - West Newton (right next to the children's park)
Mick Shrimpton September 20, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Elliot Street and Oak Street - specifically, people driving down Elliot Street from Route 9 rarely come to a full stop. For some reason, they think they have the right of way, even though it's a 4 way stop. Police need to better enforced the stop signs at this very dangerous intersection.
Melanie Graham (Editor) September 20, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Thank you, everyone for the stop sign locations -- keep them coming! I have added all the locations that we have so far to our map above (on the right side of the page.)
Adam September 20, 2012 at 02:29 PM
It would be interesting to take the signs reported as frequently ignored and compare them against the criteria normally used to determine if a stop sign is warranted: http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/htm/2009/part2/part2b.htm#section2B05 Some of these stop signs may have been placed without meeting those guidelines or may predate the guidelines.
schlock September 20, 2012 at 03:16 PM
there are certain stop signs which are more akin to neighborhood political rally statements than they are to situational solution; such is the case of Hammond at Suffolk. 'A mind is a terrible thing to waste' - try working with the Board of Aldermen!
Melanie Graham (Editor) September 20, 2012 at 04:06 PM
From Sarah Napoline via Twitter -- Herrick Road-Braeburn shortcut in Newton Center.
kate spigler September 20, 2012 at 04:39 PM
At Miller Rd and Cloverdale Rd in Newton Highlands. It's a great cut through so there is a lot of traffic here, but it's a family neighborhood with lots of little children. Between the speeding and people running stop signs, it is very dangerous.
ann September 20, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Cabot St @ Harvard st
Zemo September 20, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Union st. & Langley Rd.
Stu Horowitz September 20, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Rowe St Rowe St./Comm. Ave Rowe St./Auburndale Ave Rowe St./Webster St/Wolcott St.
Walter Einstein September 20, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Greenwood and Hartman Road. IT is a 4 way and people just ignore it. Thanks.
Doug Adams September 21, 2012 at 12:46 AM
I second Cabot x Harvard.
AmyA September 21, 2012 at 01:37 AM
I agree with this intersection. A child in stroller and a dog on a leash in the crosswalk didn't seem to deter drivers to drive through the intersection without stoping.
lucie chansky September 21, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Jackson Street and Daniel Street-stop sign ignored continuously. How about yield signs ignored- Rte 9 west (in front of the mall) @ Hammond Pond Pky Chestnut St @ Rte 9 west.
STEVE ROSS September 24, 2012 at 04:25 PM
THERE SEEMS TO BE A GREAT TOLERENCE IN NEWTON OF MANY TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS AND GENERAL LACK OF ENFORCEMENT OF TRAFFIC LAWS BY THE NEWTON P.D. IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO FIND OUT HOW MANY TICKETS OR WARNINGS ARE ISSUED FOR WHAT OFFENCES. I FOR ONE FEEL THE ROADS ARE MORE DANGEROUS BECAUSE OF LACK OF ENFORCEMENT OF THE "MINOR" INFRACTIONS SUCH AS NOT USING TURN SIGNALS, NO LANE DICIPLINE (CHECK OUT THE INTERSECTION AT ADAMS AND WASHINGTON STREETS), PEOPLE NOT STOPPING WHILE GOING RIGHT ON RED, AND A GENERAL DISREGARD OF MANY (MOST) TRAFFIC LAWS BY NEWTON DRIVERS, IN FACT MOST DRIVERS IN THE METROBOSTON AREA. WE ALSO SHOULD BE AWARE OF LOUSEY SIGNAGE AND FREQUENTLY POOR HIGHWAY/ INTERSECTION DESIGN WHICH CONFORMS TO "THE BOOK" BUT IGNORE REALITY. P.S. WE SHOULD NOT FORGT PEDESTRIANS WHO BELIEVE THEY HAVE AN ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO CROO JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE IN AN INTERSECTION.
Stacy Poritzky December 12, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Maybe some portion of the huge amount of energy the Newton police devote to ticketing parked cars because of meter violations could be redirected toward enforcing traffic laws that have more dire consequences.

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