The Truth About Stop Signs



I sure would like to know if Payson got all these stop signs in town free or at the very least, cheap or, to borrow a phrase from them, an offer they couldn’t refuse!

I’ve lived in the same neighborhood for 19 years, travel the same routes to go shopping, stopping at the same four-way stops and I’m positive I have never seen another car, ever! And while I’m on the subject of stop signs, here’s a little nugget of information for all you people out there that think you have to stop at all those stop signs in shopping centers; you don’t and you won’t be cited for not stopping. Of course this does not mean you can knock down pedestrians like bowling pins!

I used to walk my dogs in the Bashas’ parking lot at 5 a.m. and saw cars stopping at every stop sign. None of the stores were open and there wasn’t a car in sight. Are you people just plain stupid?

Patricia Harley


H. Wm. Rhea III 2 years, 10 months ago

They probably don't know that the Bashas parking lot is private property and that the stop signs are merely a suggestion on private property. However, I have seen many times in that same parking lot where people come flying in from or out to the highway like it's Nascar. I wish that would stop.


Pat Randall 2 years, 10 months ago

Yes, the parking lots are usually private property, but there is such a thing as being cautious where ever you are driving. If you are late getting somewhere and can't stop, you should have started sooner. If you don't stop and hit a car or kill someone walking out from behind a car, you will pay. Attorneys and insurance cost quite a bit. There are a lot of scams take place in parking lots. We were intended victims twice. Once in Mesa and once in Walmart's parking lot here in Payson. I called the police in Mesa and went to the police station here in Payson. Didn't hit either car and while I was at the police station here the man that was driving the car that said I hit him drove in. When he saw me come out of the police station he took off like a scared rabbit. I notified my insurance company and they sent the man a letter stating that no way did my vehicle make the dent in his. That was the end of it. Be sure if this happens to you make them give you their drivers license and insurance company to get their information. Take their license plate number and describe the car. Then notify your ins. co. Saves a lot of trouble and money later


Nancy Volz 2 years, 10 months ago

No, Ms. Harley. We are not stupid. We are courteous and polite and careful, unlike others.


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