The results are presented of recent studies which suggest that placing stop signs for speed control tends to increase peak speeds. The studies also showed a high disobedience rate for these signs. The observance studies were made from an unmarked car with a radar unit. Studies were made both before and after installation of stop signs. The studies concluded that stop signs are not effective in controlling speeds on residential areas.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Authors:
    • Beaubien, R E
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 26-28
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148216
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM