It’s a victory for Marine Park drivers.
Just a few days after local motorists complained to this paper about a poorly placed stop sign that was confusing drivers and leading to traffic tickets, the city has corrected the problem.
Residents are thrilled to see the sign fixed.
“I really was amazed first that the city did change it, and that they did it so quickly,” said resident John Cortese, who alerted this paper about the issue after police ticketed his daughter.
The Department of Transportation recently installed a stop sign on Avenue V and E. 38th Street, but the department placed it several feet in front of the line where drivers are legally required to stop.
Motorists were stopping for the sign and then rolling through the line at the corner, which enticed police set up nearby to monitor speeding into issuing tickets to confused drivers.
Residents alleged the city placed the sign to set up a stop trap and drum up ticket revenue.
The Courier asked the city whether the department installed the sign properly and published an article about the issue on Feb. 20. Comments from concerned residents poured in, and the story was one of the most-read items on BrooklynDaily.com the week it was published.
The Department of Transportation inspected the site on Feb. 26 and corrected the issue, a department spokesperson said.
“I’m very happy that the Mill-Marine Courier cured the problem,” Cortese said.
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