Hwy. 311 is a major State road and has been since it was built. Road 59 is a secondary road that intersects 311. There has always been a stop sign on 59 at the intersection. Several times over the last 30 odd years, folks traveling on 59 have failed to stop at the intersection and have been blipped by rock trucks. Two months ago, two miles down 59 from the intersection, a lady pulled out of her driveway into the path of another vehicle and was killed. The state DOT saw a problem with the roads and decided they needed to find a solution. They opted to install a 4 way stop at the intersection of the two roads.
Now, we come to the big questions.
How did the mishap 2 miles from the intersection have anything to do with the safety of the intersection?
How could anyone think it is safe to install a stop sign midway a road that has ALWAYS been a major throughway?
How will installing a stop sign on 311 prevent folks from running the stop sign on 59?