Can a Stop sign be installed on my residential street?

If you would like to request a STOP sign, please call Public Works Operations at 972-462-5150. We will conduct a traffic study at the intersection to determine if a STOP sign is a warranted base on national traffic engineering standards.

Example to Not Install Stop Signs

Please keep in mind that the City of Coppell does not install STOP signs to control vehicle speed, which is also a national traffic engineering standard. Primarily this is because motorists subconsciously or consciously come to realize that’s the purpose of the STOP sign and they begin to disregard it. They will begin to roll through the STOP sign when no traffic is present and then that diminishes the authority of all STOP signs in the neighborhood. In addition, motorists will often speed in between these STOP signs to make up the time they feel they have lost.

When Stop Signs Are Installed

All of this reduces the safety of the neighborhood. Instead, according to national traffic engineering standards, we only install STOP signs when the intersection meets certain STOP sign warrants based on traffic volumes, sight distance, etc.

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1. Who do I contact to report a problem with a traffic signal?
2. Who maintains all of the major traffic signals on the outskirts of Coppell?
3. Does the City of Coppell record any of the video from its traffic cameras?
4. How are the yellow and all-red clearance times calculated for a traffic signal?
5. How do you decide where and when to install traffic signals?
6. How do I request a new traffic signal?
7. Who do I contact to report a malfunctioning school zone warning flasher?
8. Can speed bumps/humps be installed on my residential street?
9. Can parking be prohibited on my residential street?
10. What can be done about speeding on my residential street?
11. Can an intersection be changed to allow 2 lanes to turn right?
12. Who maintains all of the signs in the City of Coppell?
13. Can a “Children at Play” sign be installed in our neighborhood?
14. Can a Stop sign be installed on my residential street?
15. Who maintains the pavement markings in the City?
16. What does "Stop Here on Red" mean?