Requests for Stop Signs

Criteria for Evaluation of Requests for Stop Signs

Installation of stop signs may be warranted when:

  • The street upon which traffic is to be stopped: Intersects with a State highway, intersects with a County road, Intersects with an arterial or collector street.
  • Two arterials or collectors intersect
  • In lieu of traffic signals
  • A vision obstruction exists in the sight triangle
  • The hourly vehicle volume or annual accident rate as determined pursuant to the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices exceeds the following: (Only accidents susceptible to correction by stop sign installation shall be counted).
Type of StopVehiclesAccident Rate
("T" intersections only)
("T" intersections only)

Other factors of local significance which may be considered include:

  • Street width
  • Street alignment both vertical and horizontal
  • Pedestrian volumes both numbers and time of presence
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Street function (residential or through traffic)
  • Schools
  • Parks
  • Bus stops
  • Type of vehicular traffic (trucks vs autos)
  • Change in traffic pattern (volume or direction)
  • Change in street pattern

The City Council may take into consideration other factors in the interest of public safety.