The stop sign versus speeding debate is a nationwide topic. See what other cities are saying about the use of stop signs as traffic calming devices.
Lake Forest, Illinois: "Research indicates that stop signs are ineffective at controlling vehicular speeds as that is not their purpose."
Fort Collins, Colorado: "STOP signs are not effective for speed control."
River Falls, Wisconsin: "When not required to stop by a cross street traffic, only 5 to 20% of all drivers come to a complete stop, 40 to 60% will come to a rolling stop below 5 mph, and 20 to 40% will pass through at higher speeds."
Safety Harbor, Florida: "Numerous studies nationwide have shown that speeds within a block of the stop sign are largely unaffected by the stop."
Spokane, Washington: "Impatient drivers view the additional delay caused by unwarranted STOP signs as "lost time" to be made up by driving at higher speeds between STOP signs."
Portland, Oregon: "In fact, most drivers reach their top speed within 100 feet of a stop sign."