The City of San Antonio installs all signs in accordance with the guidelines established by the State of Texas in the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD). Stop signs are installed on lesser volume roadways, at locations with restricted view, or at locations where crash records indicate a need for control by a stop sign.
An all-way stop sign is a traffic control device used to assign the right of way at intersections where the volumes of traffic on both of the intersecting streets are high. Because stop signs cause a significant delay to motorists, they should be installed only where warranted. The TMUTCD provides the necessary conditions, including specific traffic volumes, which must be present at an intersection before the installation of an all-way stop sign should be considered.
According to the TMUTCD an all-way stop sign may be warranted when any of the following conditions exist:
Vehicle emissions account for much of the pollution in the air. These emissions increase when vehicles are accelerated and decelerated. It is important to minimize unnecessary stops since steady speeds increase fuel economy and reduce vehicle emissions. Unwarranted stop signs not only cause motorists delay by unnecessarily requiring them to stop, but also reduce the efficiency of our transportation system which results in increased air pollution.
If there is a location where you believe a stop sign or other traffic control device may be needed, please call 311 or make a report online through City Connect - Online Services.
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