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Northport's Most-Run Stop Signs

Where are the most run-stop signs in the Northport area?

Running a stop sign is a common sight in any town throughout Long Island. At times, it seems like no big deal though at other times it may have disastrous consequences.

Do you know of a location where a stop sign is frequently rolled through or ignored? Tell us where it is in the comments.

John August 10, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Without a doubt, there are two stop signs NEVER stopped at. Both are on Eaton's Neck Rd between National Grid's Northport Power Station and Waterside Rd. There is a stop sign at the end of the Power Station driveway where it meets Eaton's Neck Rd. Cars coming down hill around the bend are often at risk of hitting the employees who often disregard the stop sign and flow freely onto Eaton's Neck Rd. The employees also disregard the stop sign at Eaton's Neck Rd and Waterside Rd often only hovering the brake rolling right through the stop sign. Everyone living in the area have come to know the change of shifts at the Northport Power Station and the employees disregard for everyone's safety while fleeing the Power Station.
Denise DeAcetis August 10, 2012 at 08:35 PM
I agree with John, and also adding to the Eaton's Neck Rd dread ... The stop signs on both ends of Eaton's Neck Rd where it crosses Ocean Ave is a nightmare. It's not that people go through those stop signs, but people don't realize that the traffic coming down Ocean Avenue to make the left or right onto Eaton's Neck Rd do not have a stop sign. So if your on Ocean approaching the corner, people on the left or right just dart out assuming your going to stop. They should put a small sign underneath both stop signs just letting them know that merging traffic has no stop sign.
Dorian August 11, 2012 at 10:49 AM
In east northport at the end of Brightside Avenue, there is a three way stop sign for Brightside Avenue, Leland Street and Heath Lane which NOBODY stops at, not even the residents in the neighborhood. Heath Lane is used as a cut thru off of Pulaski Road for people avoiding the light on Larkfield or in a rush not to miss their class at one of the two gyms on Brightside Avenue. Or you have the people leaving the gyms all pumped up from working out racing down Brightside Avenue and not stopping, going around the turn onto Heath Lane and almost taking out a couple of kids riding their bikes in front of their houses. It is very sad that my kids can't learn to ride their bikes in front of my house because their are too many people speeding in a RESDENTIAL area. Once a year a car hits into the house on the corner and still nothing slows these people down!! How would they like it if their kids were playing in front of their house and a cars came speeding down?
mj August 11, 2012 at 11:08 AM
Norwood Avenue at Oxford St.
Liz Moritz August 11, 2012 at 11:34 AM
Bayview Ave and Lewis Rd.
Michael John Sullivan August 11, 2012 at 01:01 PM
The most run stopped sign is near the Crab Meadow Golf Course at Oceanside and Seaside Court. Golfers race through it for their tee time.
good guy August 11, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Norwood Ave and Oxford St
Old Fisherman August 11, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Norwood Avenue....period!! All the signs from Main Street to Waterside Avenue.
Rob Onion August 11, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Kew Ave and University in East Northport. It is as if the sign doesn't exist
patti August 11, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Woody and Normandy. Dover and Normandy.
Martha August 11, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Catherine and Cayuga
sue August 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Allerton and Carrington Drive in East Northport. No one stops at the sign here. This is a residential street that acts as a cut through for Larkfield Road to Clay Pitts. Not only do cars not stop here they speed through to avoid Larkfield traffic. Tried for years to have Suffolk give out tickets--no such luck!
FYI August 11, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Is it possible that when there are way too many unneeded stop signs used only to control speed, that people start to ignore the signs?
Carol August 12, 2012 at 12:14 PM
I'm with Dorian and Rob...the corner of Kew Avenue and Irving Johnson St in East Nortthport. People just roll...if they slow down at all. People use the neighborhood as a cut through to avoid the light at Pulaski and Larkfield. And people to or from Gold's Gym never stop.
kptree August 12, 2012 at 03:08 PM
It's also possible that people are too distracted to handle tasks like making full stops, using their blinker to signal the direction of their turn, obeying the speed limit, and maintaining a safe distance between cars because the combination of their stupidity and god complex has them convinced that the rules couldn't possibly apply to them.
FYI August 12, 2012 at 11:48 PM
kptree. In some respects you are correct but really, I know NO ONE who does the speed limit, do you? I agree we could all afford to be better, more considerate drivers but that's not going to happen anytime soon. There's a woman, i think she may be a crossing guard, that drives around Northport with a yellow message painted on her rear bumper. It states the closer you get, the slower I go, or something very close to that. I was behind her on Northern State a couple of days ago as she was cruising at 65-70, well above the speed limit. We all justify our own behaviors and we could all improve our driving and common courtesy.
FYI August 12, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Why not a 4-way stop, like 99% of other similar intersections. Very confusing for anyone not familiar to the area and a possibly better solution than adding more for the drivers to figure out besides stopping.
kptree August 13, 2012 at 02:07 AM
N'ptr- Highway traffic dictates its own rate of speed. This article deals with areas that have stop signs, ie. neighborhoods. There is simply no reason for not obeying the 30 mph limit in a residential neighborhood and in fact, everyone should be going slower. Agree or disagree with the placement of stops signs, drivers are still obligated to stop. There is no justification for reckless driving- just stupidity and narcissism.
FYI August 13, 2012 at 12:13 PM
KP, Not sure what has you all twisted but excuse me for deviating off topic. Still, my question remains. Do you obey the posted speed limit, or only in your neighborhood? Also, why bother to stop at posted 4 way stop signs? If you like to gamble, the odds are in favor of the other 3 stopping leaving you to just go through...By the way, I'm being facetious. Lighten up.
pat August 14, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Valley Avenue and Highland Avenue Yeah there is a stop sign there.
Jason Molinet August 16, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Agree Mike.
resident August 27, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Can we start a thread about the ridiculousness of children driving golf carts in Eatons Neck? They drive, many under the age of 10, without helmets, doing speeds a car would get ticketed for! One kid could hardly reach the gas pedal. I guess someone will have to get killed for it to stop!

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