Friday, September 1, 2017

Running Stop Signs in DeKalb, Illinois, in 1942

From the June 7, 2017, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois)  "Looking Back."

1942, 75 Years Ago.

"Chief of Police Ben Peck of DeKalb has issued a warning that unless the practice of running the stop signs at Fourth Street and the Lincoln Highway is halted immediately arrests will be made and fines will be assessed.

"Even though a train is passing, there are to be no left or right turns until the train has passed and the green light is on.  People who do not want to cross the tracks have been going through the red light and turning, but this practice is to be halted."

I'm thinking stop signs should be the stoplight at the intersection.  And, believe me, Lincoln Highway is busy enough that running through a light is not a really safe thing to do.  Even today, lots and lots and lots of trains roar through DeKalb.

Idiots Even Back Then.  --RoadDog

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