Drivers Ignoring Stop Signs on 6 1/2 Avenue

07.20.12 Bucky Turco

Last week, the NYC Department of Transportation unveiled 6 1/2 Avenue, a newly renovated string of pedestrian arcades stretching from 51st Street to 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. To help unify the privately owned public plazas, slight modifications were done, including the installation of crosswalks and stop signs. Unfortunately, inattentive drivers aren’t stopping at them. CBS News reports:

“Over the course of an hour, CBS 2′s Tony Aiello watched dozens of drivers roll right through the new stop signs.

Some of them were distracted by their smartphones, others seemed to be on autopilot, not even noticing the signs had been put up.”