Stop Sign Safety

Summer vacation is upon us. Are we each practicing behaviors behind the wheel that keep ourselves and other safe? 
Yearly last day of school Stop Sign Survey - 4 Way Stop @ 127th & Westwood Lane (Cody Elementary School), Omaha, NE 

1. # of motorists observed = 203 in a 30 minutes period at pick-up for the last day of school 
2. # that stopped without Safety Patrol Present = 13 
3. # that stopped with Safety Patrol Present = 33 (many of these due to 2 or more vehicles approaching intersection at same time or when kids crossed in the crosswalk) 
4. 22.7 % = overall # of motorists who stopped 
5. 77.3% = overall # of motorists who did not "Stop! Take 3 To See" 

200 pedestrian deaths & 17,000 injuries are linked to stop-sign running each year. Be a life-preserver and Stop! Take 3 To See 

1. Come to a complete stop (wheels not moving) 
2. Look left, look right, look left again. Make sure the intersection is completely clear. 
3. Proceed and continue to practice behaviors that keep yourself and other safe on and around all roadways. 

The only way to become good at stopping at stop signs is to practice the behavior, even when no one is present. We become what we practice. We understand this in sports, music, drama, dance, etc. Let's apply these same lessons to driving.