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Replace Signals with All-way Stops

In many places, stop signs are the safest solution
  • Jeff Speck
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Abstract

FOR MANY YEARS, cities inserted traffic signals at their intersections as a matter of pride, with the sentiment that more signals made a place more modern and cosmopolitan. Recently, that dynamic has begun to change, as concerns about road safety have caused many to question whether signals are the best solution for intersections experiencing moderate traffic. Research now suggests that all-way stop signs, which ask motorists to approach each intersection as a negotiation, turn out to be much safer than signals.

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© Jeff Speck 2018

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