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1. Are there so many vehicles on both streets that controls are needed to assign R.O.W. or relieve congestion?
2. Is the traffic on the main street so consistently heave that drivers on the side street must try to cross when it is unsafe?
3. Are there some many pedestrians trying to cross a busy main street that confusing, congested, or hazardous conditions result?
4. Are there so many school aged children trying to cross the street at the same tiems that they need special controls for their supervision or protection? If so, is a signal the best solution?
5. Are signals at this location going to help drivers maintain a uniform pace along the major street without being stopped unnecessarily?
6. Does the collision history indicate that a signal will reduce the probability of driver actions which cause collision?
7. Is the character of the minor street such that additional traffic attracted by the existence of a signal, desirable to the adjacent neighborhood?
8. Is there a combination of the above conditions and factors which indicates that a traffic signal will result in improvement rather than a detriment?
*For more details on this subject please go to the Traffic Engineering Web page and look under Additional Information and then click on this topic.
As these signs are not recognized by the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and there are definite problems associated with them, it is our policy not to install "Slow Children At Play" signs.
*For more detailed information on this topic visit the Traffic Engineering Web page. Under Additional Information you will find a complete explanation on this topic as well as several others.
One common misuse of stope signs is to arbitrarily interrupt through trafic, either by causing it to stop, or by causing such an inconvenience as to force the traffic to use other routes. Where stop signs are installed as "nuisances" or "speed breakers," there is a high incidence of intentional violation. In those locations where vehicles do stop, the speed reduction is effective only in the immediate vicinity of the stop sign, and frequently speeds are actually higher between intersections. For these reasons, it should not be used as a speed control device.
Well-developed, nationally recognized guidelines help to indicate when such controls become necessary. These guidelines take into consideration among other things, the probability of vehicles arriving at an intersection at the same time, then length of time traffic must wait to enter, and the availability of safe crossing opportunities.
You can either contact Public Works directly at 318-673-6300 or you can utilize the Report A Concern, see the attached link below. http://la-shreveport2.civicplus.com/requesttracker.aspx