The Invisible Stop Sign Archived

19th St & Chestnut St Wilmington, NC Show on Map Hide Map
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The 4 way stop sign at the corners of 19th St & Chestnut St must be invisible or merely a 'suggestion' to stop. At least 50% of vehicles blow through this intersection without stopping; some at a high rate of speed. Annie Snipes Elementary is a block up the street and numerous children have had near misses with these stop sign runners. It's obviously much worse during the school year since the traffic on Chestnut St significantly increases along with these near misses of school kids, dog walkers, joggers from the park, etc....

Forget the ridiculous red light cameras(some corp. gets most of the ticket $$ anyway!!), routinely and randomly station a real police officer to write REAL revenue generating tickets to these bad drivers before a school kid gets run down or install a speed hump (like the next block has!!) on Chestnut betwn 18th and 19th to slow cars down before this stop sign before a tragedy happens. The revenue from tickets could fund this speed bump or fund fixing that big old mess called Third Street downtown.


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