Motorists are urged to be aware of a new four-way stop at the intersection of North Carolina Highway 42 and Steele Bridge and Carbonton Roads.
The signs were installed Thursday and despite signage warning motorists in advance to stop at the intersection Trooper Chris Black of the North Carolina Highway Patrol said he witnessed multiple people drive through the signs without stopping.
“I was parked there with my blue lights flashing and people still went through,” Black said, explaining that he stopped several drivers Thursday to tell them about the new signs. “People may not know it’s a four way stop now, and we want to make sure everyone slows down and follows the traffic pattern. We don’t want anybody to get hurt.”
Be safe out there, folks.
Why don’t they put a flashing red light there? It has been a 2 way since forever. People will need more than a stop sign!
We feel the same about a light and support it being done immediately. We have been driving through that intersection since 1984 and it is not easy to make the change after that long.