One recent morning, I had to stop at the Brainerd post office. Afterwards, I
had about 20 minutes to kill, so I sat in my car across the street from the
post office and watched the traffic.
In that time, I saw 87 vehicles eastbound on Laurel St. go into the right
hand lane to turn south onto 5th St. SE. Only one vehicle came to a stop at
the stop sign before turning. The rest just took a glance and rolled right on
through the stop sign. One roller was a Brainerd police car!
When I took driver’s education 45 years ago, I was taught that one comes to a
COMPLETE stop at a stop sign (or light), and THEN looks to see if traffic
conditions would allow one to proceed safely before continuing. Stop meant
If the city is in need of additional revenue, I can think of one way for it
to easily generate some in a self-funded manner.