What are the warrants for a multiway stop sign?
The MUTCD also lists numerous situations and conditions where all way stops (4 way and 3 way stops) may be appropriate. According to warrants, any of the following conditions may justify the installation of a multiway stop sign:

  1. Where traffic signals are warranted and urgently needed, the multiway stop is an interim measure that can be installed quickly to control traffic while arrangements are being made for the signal installation;

  2. An accident problem, as indicated by 5 or more reported accidents in a 12-month period, of a type susceptible of correction by a multiway stop installation. Such accidents include right and left collisions as well as right angle collisions;

  3. When minimum traffic volumes and speed requirements are met as detailed in the warrants.

Simply put, all way stops should only be used at intersections where the traffic volumes on conflicting approaches is similar and, therefore, the restriction is required to assign the right-of-way to vehicles wishing to enter the intersection. They should never be used as a means to alleviate any other type of traffic situation.

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1. What is meant by uniform control devices?
2. How are speed limits set?
3. What effect do posted speed limits have on actual speeds?
4. What are the warrants necessary to install a stop sign?
5. What are the warrants for a multiway stop sign?
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