Stop Sign Sting Begins Today

Policeman stops woman driver to give her a traffic ticket for speeding. He takes her driver's license.

(Alpha Media – Brooke Bickford) Iowa State Patrol Troopers in District 7, that includes Webster County, will be watching out extra close for stop sign violations beginning Thursday and Friday.

According to Trooper Paul Gardner the purpose is not to ruin your day, it is to prevent loss of life.

He said in 2020 when they ran the numbers for fatal car crashes approximately 13% of those were from stop sign violations.

“During the commute time when people are in a hurry they tend to shave off as much time as they can and the stop sign is the prime example where people will try to save time by not coming to a complete stop they will try to get through it, squeak through. He said. Unfortunately that ends tragically in many cases.

The rule of thumb Gardner said is to come to a complete stop and take those extra couple of seconds to make sure nobody is coming. 

If your speedometer is above zero then you have not made a complete stop.

Cost if you are in violation is $210.

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