As I sat yesterday watching the new stop signs at King/Elizabeth, I was amazed at what I saw over a 45minute period.
80% of all cars on King Street did a rolling stop.
10% blew right on through without even a hint of stopping.
10% stopped properly.
No sign of town staff monitoring their trial. Police showed up as I left. Community contributors report that three police cars were there today ( thank God )
What’s it going to take to get the town to put up flashing lights to alert people to this change? Who has to die? I am not opposed to the stops although I still maintain it could be a push to cross system instead of 24/7 stops.
All I get is push back from our councillor / “engineer” Jonathan Main that it’s not needed???
Every car that blew the stop sign could have been a fatality. What’s wrong with Midland Council? Put a flashing light or something noticeable out there before someone dies! Please!
Am I alone in this thought? Can anybody get through to these people?
UPDATE:Not 15 minutes after we publish this, we see tweets from Midland Police about their efforts today. 23 people blew the sign in front of them and more while they were handing out tickets to those folks… they urge extreme caution and say the Town of Midland is now aware of this and taking steps! This is hopeful! At least the town will listen to their police since they sure don’t care what we or others have been saying all along!