Where Are Woburn's Most Ignored Stop Signs?

Stop signs are not optional, but they're sometimes treated as if they are.


There are hundreds of stop signs in Woburn, but all too often, they are overlooked when drivers are in a rush.

We have all seen it and probably many would admit of a stop sign roll-through at one point in time.  

Do you know of a location where a stop sign is frequently rolled through or ignored?

Share where it is in the comments section, below.

Toniann Holmes September 17, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Montvale and Green St
Jean September 17, 2012 at 10:37 AM
Clinton and Main Street
Gina Leto September 17, 2012 at 10:53 AM
School and Merrimack
italianmass September 17, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Ward /Pearl st intersection ,
Earnhardt September 17, 2012 at 11:26 AM
All of the above, And add to that, Green st.at Nashua st,
P c September 17, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Prospect and Montvale Ave; oh wait there is no stop sign or stop line there... How silly is that?
D. Car10 September 17, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Plympton at Flagg Street.
Ellen-Marie Winson September 17, 2012 at 12:35 PM
E. Winson Clinton Street and Mishawum Road
Susan Keeley September 17, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Corner of Butaro Rd. and Hilltop Terr. Never seen anyone stop there. Ever.
Mike Morgan September 17, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Wildwood at Salem
daniel kenefick September 17, 2012 at 02:27 PM
mountian st and winter st
Aaron B September 17, 2012 at 02:31 PM
The relatively new sign where Ward meets Traverse.
Aaron B September 17, 2012 at 02:33 PM
How about the most ignored yield sign? A four way tie at the Main St / 128 rotary?
N C Morris-Dhaliwal September 17, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Campbell and Wade along with Campbell and Montvale
Earnhardt September 17, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Agreed. one of the worst, I would say call Mike Raymond, but you would be wasting your time.
Chris Murphy September 17, 2012 at 05:07 PM
John Hutchinson September 17, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Got to agree here Susan. I've nearly been hit a few times. Not only do people coming out of Buttaro not stop at that sign, they don't even give a glance to the left. ALSO.....The Main St/ 128 rotary is the worst for drivers not yielding before entering and then not knowing how to properly drive around a rotary! I've never seen any check points or cruisers there to keep an eye on things.
William Sweeney September 17, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Grape and Albany intersection- Supposed to be a 4-Way Stop. Roll throughs? A lot of them don't even slow down.
Susan Keeley September 17, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Hear, hear John and Aaron. Part of the problem at the 38/128 rotary could be easily and cheaply solved by painting dotted lane lines. It might keep people from weaving left and right as the pavement narrows and widens around the circle. Common sense and rear view mirrors don't seem to be doing the trick.
Aaron B September 17, 2012 at 07:18 PM
It sounds like the question could have been "what stop signs do you live near?" and the answers would have been nearly the same!
D September 17, 2012 at 07:30 PM
The first of the double stop lights coming out of the Stop and Shop parking lot into the rotary.. If you come from Elm Street, its common to have someone blow that light and try to smash into you. I just lay on the horn automatically when my light turns green and I'm coming from Elm Street.
Aaron B September 17, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Here, here, D. That isn't a stop sign intersection, but it might be on the top 5 of bad intersections just due to the volume of traffic. I keep my hand positioned just above the horn whenever I'm first in line and the light changes. If any intersection needs heavily targeted enforcement, that's it. They also ought to paint cross-hatching across that intersection to emphasize that it's there (like NYC's "don't block the box" intersections).
Kathy Adgate September 18, 2012 at 01:28 AM
The intersection of Montvale and Green Streets!!
Renee Proctor September 18, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Johnson and Plympton
dgobs September 18, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Yes, agreed! I'm always surprised when cars actually yield at the rotary.
dgobs September 18, 2012 at 09:22 PM
At the second set of the double lights (the lights right at 38)... it's not a stop sign, but that red arrow sure gets ignored all the time. Anytime I see someone waiting for the green, it's only a matter of seconds before people start laying on their horns.
amy kling September 19, 2012 at 12:42 PM
poole st Nichols st
Jay September 19, 2012 at 01:57 PM
The stop at Campbell and Montvale ia TOO far back, my son was stopped there a couple weeks ago. He DID stop, but not at the line, he stopped where EVERYONE else does, where Campbell actually meets Monttvale and you can SEE.
Aaron B September 19, 2012 at 02:10 PM
dgobs, there seems to be some disagreement on the internet about the law for red right turn arrows in MA. Summarizing one discussion I've seen: The RMV driver's manual says to treat it as a red circle (OK to go after a full stop and no oncoming traffic); some municipal codes say it means no turning for as long as the arrow is red; and the Mass. state law appears to be silent on the issue. I treat them as a regular red light, and proceed after stopping if all's clear. If the person in front of me stops and stays put, I might tap the horn, but unless I'm having a rotten day I try to let it go, since so many people seem to think it means stay stopped.
N C Morris-Dhaliwal September 20, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Agreed but no excuse for everyone who ignores the 3-way STOP at Campbell and Wade...it's a disaster!


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