About Stop Signs
One of the most common requests the Township receives is for stop signs at intersections. While all-way stops can be affective in some cases, they are not recommended for speeding or traffic volumes issues.
The Township selects stop sign locations using the All-Way Stop Warrant Policy. The policy considers traffic volumes, sightlines and collision history. As well, the policy does not permit stop signs within 250 metres (820 feet) of other stop signs or traffic signals.
Installing unwarranted stop signs can have negative impacts, including:
- Slowing down emergency services (police, ambulance and fire vehicles),
- Drivers ignoring stop signs because there are so many,
- Providing a false sense of security to pedestrians as drivers may roll through the intersection or fail to stop,
- Drivers speeding up to make up for lost time,
- Increasing air pollution,
- Increasing gas usage, and
- Frustrating drivers.
More Information or Request Stop Sign
For more information on stop signs or to request a stop sign, please contact Public Works and Infrastructure services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-985-7346 ext. 112.