Highland Avenue has become the short-cut to avoid Boonton Avenue. In addition to this road being a very heavily traveled local road, speeding has made this road more dangerous.
One particular cross section, Highland Avenue and Birch Street, is navigated regularly by school children making their way to Our Lady of Mt Carmel or to School Street School. Vehicles traveling on Highland not only exceed the speed limit, but do not stop for these children crossing the road.
A 4-way stop sign would be ideal, but at the least speed humps would slow drivers down.