KENNEWICK, Wash-- Some new stop signs are now in place at the intersection of Brian and Lesa Marie Lanes in Kennewick all thanks to one neighbor's efforts.
Jack Morris just about had it with cars whipping through the intersection. That's when he got an idea--why not say something?
So he started talking to neighbors, and realized he wasn't the only one concerned about the traffic in this residential neighborhood. In fact, some neighbors even put up their own *slow down* signs. So he picked up the phone and called the Benton County Sheriff's Office and the county comissioners, and within weeks, he had some stop signs put in place.
"Within a month, we had our stop signs up," he explains. "Already I can notice the impact in the traffic control and the lack of incidents where two people meet in the intersections at the same time and try and fight for the right of way. So all and all, it's been a big improvement."
Morris says this is a great example of local governments working quickly to help neighbors. He adds, oftentimes stories about government usually leads to frustration, but this was quick, easy and drama free.