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Your Thoughts: Ignored Stop Signs at North Fork Intersections

Readers weigh in on area’s most dangerous intersections.

Last week, we asked you for your opinions on where the , and a variety of comments came in. Love Lane and the North Road in Mattituck, Main Bayview and Route 25 in Southold, and Wiggins and Third Street by the ferry in Greenport were just a few spots you considered dangerous intersections.

Here are more comments from readers. Feel free to let us know what you think can be done to help keep our roads safe in the boxes below.

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Wells Road and Oaklawn Avenue......My parents never returned to their home after being hit there. The very next day a 4-way stop was installed at the intersection, however everyday I see vehicles driving thru-also at Oaklawn Ave and PineNeck road. Do drivers KNOW what to do at a 4-way stop intersection??

Kenneys Road and Soundview and soundview and Hortons Lane OMG.

The stop sign that replaced a yield sign at the intersection of Naugles Drive and West Mill Road. With more and more people moving about here on the North Fork, it is inevitably necessary that stop signs replace yield signs on our roads. Traffic isn't like it used to be...

The stop sign on Webb Street in Greenport where it converges with First and Main Streets at Steamboat Corner. A very dangerous intersection that experiences near misses regularly.

With my professional experience the most ignored stop sign on the North Fork and it's over sized at that is at the corner of Wiggins and Third Street in the Village of Greenport where the cars are supposed to stop to turn right to get on the ferry line or get on the North Ferry to Shelter Island. If you don't believe me go down and sit there some day.

Rose Mazzei Anasagasti:

The Southold Legion and Rte 25 and also Main Bayview and Rte 25, because they used to be yield signs.

Love Lane and the North Road in Mattituck !!!! My daughter and I were hit in 2005 and my jeep flipped numerous times due to a driver who ignored that stop sign.

Donna Burden August 29, 2012 at 09:42 PM
The Corner or Bay Avenue and Rte 25, by the Hess Gas Station is the worst. You can never make a Left turn there most days, Traffic just whizzes by not caring about letting anyone else go. You take you life in your hands trying to make a left turn by playing chicken.In High Tourist times most people will take the extra time by either making a right and go all the way around to head back west. Or take the extra time to go down to Sigsbee Road to get to the traffic light there.
Erin Schultz (Editor) August 30, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Allison Staron said on Facebook: "Love Lane needs to get a traffic circle. This time a year, it gets so rediculous."
Carolyn Norklun August 30, 2012 at 02:52 PM
I don't think the intersection at Main Bayview and Route 25 is particularly dangerous. The STOP sign is just the most ignored as it used to be a YIELD sign and a lot of people still treat it as one.
Benja Schwartz August 31, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Southold Town taxpayers just paid over $5,000 for a new two gun laser paint striper. When I suggested that it could be used to paint some stop lines, which are missing in almost all cases, the Town Board rejected the idea without discussion.
Benja Schwartz August 31, 2012 at 02:21 PM
At the Town Board meeting on Aug 28, 2012, Southold Town taxpayers paid over $5,000 for a new two gun laser paint striper. When I suggested that it could be used to paint some stop lines, which are missing in almost all cases, the Town Board rejected the idea without discussion.

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