At the intersection of Pride Way and O’neal, two additional stop signs have been added, effectively creating a 3-way stop.
Many have speculated that the stop sign additions came as a result of complaints from parents and residents of the adjacent neighborhood about students speeding through and driving carelessly.
“I go that way everyday, and I understand the reason behind [the new stop signs], but it’s only going to congest traffic more and be worse for everyone,” said Jacob Crew, junior.
The student’s main concern is that the 3-way stop is largely unnecessary and will do more harm than good, particularly for students who are running late to school or from lunch who are trying to be on time.
Up ahead on O’Neal Road, there is already a 4-way stop, congesting the road further.
Students also complained about the parents and their hypocrisy. Crew said, “From what I’ve seen, parents are the ones rolling through the stop signs and speeding in that neighborhood.”
Like it or not, the stop signs are here to stay. Students who rely on that intersection to get to school or lunch should plan on possibly more congested traffic and frequently coming to a complete stop.