If I can't see you, then I'm not there

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Thomas Soulière

In 2013, the Municipality of Pontiac’s council voted to install stop signs in the north and south directions of Terry Fox road at chemin Lavigne near the location of a steep hill in order to slow motorists as they travel a stretch of road which has no sidewalks.  Shortly afterwards, the signs were vandalized and removed by persons unknown, leading drivers to believe that they were no longer required to stop at the intersection.

This lead to a prolonged period which saw high rates of speed resumed on Terry Fox, in an area in which pedestrians are not fully visible to traffic traveling along the road.

Recently, the municipal Public Works department replaced the stops with a set of temporary signs while an engineering study is conducted into installing permanent posts at the site.  However, since then the temporary stop signs have been victim to repeated acts of vandalism.

On the morning of the 10th of May, the temporary signs were once again removed, with one sign thrown to the ground and the other disposed of in an adjacent ditch.

Driver’s who fail to obey a designated stop can face fines ranging from $200 to $1000 as well as the imposition of 3 demerit points on their driver’s license.  Despite being aware of the stops, many drivers continue to use the intersection as though they do not exist, putting pedestrians at risk.

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Paint

Maybe they should just paint the stop signs on the pavement. That would be harder to remove.

Re: stop sign

For god sake who in their right mind need more stop signs, yet there are more and more of them.
Yield signs would do the same job but keep the traffic moving.

I'm well aware of this

I'm well aware of this intersection for personal reasons. Are people in so much of a hurry sometime going nowhere fast, they can't afford to bother saving someone's life. Think and slow down or stop, because it may be yours next time

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Kate Aley

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Kate Aley

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Kate Aley

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Thomas Soulière

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Kate Aley

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