serial_crusher: So, I can just ignore all signs in that neighborhood, since I don't know which ones are real and which aren't? I'll get right on that.
WhiskeyBoy: I've seen this image in a few places around the internet. Not sure if true.[img705.imageshack.us image 750x408]
wambu: Do-it-youself signs have long been popular here, especially to control on-street parking.
profplump: Where do you live where it's legal to put up signs on public roads?
profplump: wambu: Do-it-youself signs have long been popular here, especially to control on-street parking.Where do you live where it's legal to put up signs on public roads?
Jim_Callahan: That's... pretty much perfectly legal on non-public roads, so far as I know. A lot of subdivisions aren't under city or county responsibility to begin with, things like stop signs, speed bumps, etc are placed by the equivalent of HOAs and there's no legal requirement beyond basic common sense (stop signs have to be at intersections, etc).You can get ticketed for not stopping at an intersection that's unsigned, by the way, just in case anyone's taking the "if this sticker isn't there you can contest tickets" thing literally. Common sense is actually legally binding when you're operating a two-ton steel projectile that goes 30 to 60 mph.
durbnpoisn: It is true. And it happened in my neighborhood a few years ago. I don't know who put up the signs. But they had them at every single cross street for a 1/4 mile stretch on one road, that happens to be loaded with kids. They were there for a few months. Then they suddenly disappeared.Around here though, it's more common for people to erect speed bumps to slow the traffic.
GardenWeasel: [i.imgur.com image 328x349]Approves
WhiskeyBoy: After I saw the "fake stop signs" image, I started looking for the sticker. And I did start to notice that the signs in residential neighborhoods didn't have the sticker, and ones on larger roads did. Still not going to risk the ticket. Where are the Police Officers, traffic Lawyers, etc? You guys crop up in so many other threads. Anyone know for sure the law on this? Knowing the HOA from the neighborhood I left in NoVA, it wouldn't surprise me to learn they could just vote in some fake signs./though speed bumps were more popular.
The WindowLicker: Better ways to reduce speeds are: curve the roads slightly so that people are constantly turning, and reduce lane and shoulder width. Unfortunately both of these solutions have their own drawbacks (especially lane reduction), but they are still orders of magnitude better than amateurs demanding stop-signs and speedbumps.
lewismarktwo: Also, all new intersections will be roundabouts.
markfara: lewismarktwo: Also, all new intersections will be roundabouts.Oh, God no! We've got those in our area, and the percentage of people who don't understand how they work is breathtaking.
Yes this is dog: As best as I can dig up, a lack of a sticker does not make it an unofficial sign. The sticker being there, does mean it is put up by the town or state, but the absence of one means nothing, since a sticker can just fall off.
SuperDuper28: Well that's why they have traffic engineers that get paid money to see which signs are appropriate.
Tenatra: Just come to my neighborhood, hell make that nearly any residential neighborhood in Sedalia, Mo.
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