Not for speed control
I would like to comment on the letter to the editor dated July 29, 2014, titled We Understand the problem from Fran and Joe Tarket.
The section of the MUTCD (Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices) cited Section 2B.05 was incorrectly stated. The correct statement is “YIELD or STOP signs should not be used for speed control.” No where does it state it can be used where speeding is a problem. You can look it up yourself at http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/htm/2009/part2/part2b.htm.
The use of Stop signs for speed control creates a disregard for the most important sign in the MUTCD and Vehicle Code. Speed control should be accomplished by other methods including street enhancements and enforcement.
John J. Rudiak
(Mr. Rudiak is a retired traffic control specialist)