10 Blog Posts From the stop signs Tag


Where did that stop sign come from?

Somewhere between the Blue Hills and the best supply of winter blueberries I’ve found near Boston, I drove through a series of “nuisance” stop signs. If you look on a map you’ll see Dana Avenue, Hyde Park, Boston is a line from point A to point B, one of only two crossings over 3 miles […]

What does this sign mean? (part 2)

Why did that intersection get an all way stop? I drove through for years before my curiosity got the better of me. View Larger Map The road is in the Blue Hills, under the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. I sent a letter to the DCR asking for the engineering study […]

The Stop Sign Tax

By John Carr, NMA Massachusetts Activist           When all you can afford is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. If we can’t abolish stop signs, we should at least tax them at $20,000 per year to reflect the harm they do. You may not think of a car stopping as a big deal. Multiply […]

Making Excuses

By John Carr, NMA Massachusetts Activist “49 reasons, all in a line, all of them good ones, all of them lies” — Stephen Stills Is there a communications major in the house? A major job of a government traffic engineer is justifying somebody else’s policy decision. The title could be Chief Public Relations Engineer for […]

The Difference Between Real Stop Signs & Decorative Red Octagons

By John Carr, NMA Massachusetts Activist I smiled as I watched the car pass the stop sign without slowing down. The other driver probably recognized the sign was not necessary without thinking much about it. I, who had just driven through the same intersection without stopping, knew the sign was not merely unnecessary but illegal. […]

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