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Ironton’s stop signs keep traffic from flowing

Since we don’t have a hospital anymore and the old elementary schools are no longer in use, why do we need the three-way stop signs around these locations?

There is too much stop-and-go traffic in Ironton, which uses more fuel and puts more wear on the braking systems.

When Fourth, Fifth, Sixth Seventh and Eighth streets were made one way it helped the flow of traffic until they started putting up stop signs everywhere on them.

Some intersections may need them but many are not really needed.

As far as safety is concerned, many drivers don’t really stop but slow down and go on through.

I think if all of the one-way streets were opened up and the cross streets were all stop streets, there would be some uniformity to the traffic pattern and there would less chance of accidents and better flow of traffic.

Gene Molter

Ironton