I am wondering when it became optional to stop at a stop sign. Those are the red octagonal signs with the word “STOP” on them placed at various intersections throughout the city and county.

I have seen countless cars roll through the stop signs and even more not stop at all. The stop signs were placed at the intersections to help control traffic and keep pedestrians safe. If this trend continues, it is only a matter of time before someone gets hurt because of a driver's carelessness and disregard for obeying traffic signs.

Remember that if a passenger sees you run a stop sign when driving, what message does that send to them when they become old enough to drive?

Stop means stop.

Carl Stangl, Beaver Dam

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