Saginaw intersection

Families say one Saginaw intersection has a lot of traffic, but no stop signs.

One mother said she has seen plenty of close calls near Monroe and Granger Street, just north of Mason on the city’s west side.

“I had to turn right because they were turning left and go up over the curb to miss them,” said Allissa Specht, resident.

She is upset because there aren’t any stop or yield signs at the intersection.

“People who live around here know to watch for it, but if you’re not from this area. I know for a fact that I had stuff delivered one day and the delivery driver didn’t even know. He was like, ‘I almost got hit because I didn’t realize there were no stop signs there,’” Specht said.

Laurie Mattlin lives just down the street from Specht. She said there have been a few accidents at the intersection.

“It tends to be dangerous for people because no one knows who should be stopping and who shouldn’t be stopping,” Mattlin said.

City officials said they have plenty of open intersections in the city that are governed by state law.

That law, found in the Michigan Vehicle Code, addresses intersections with no regulatory traffic control signs. It states when two vehicles approach an intersection from different streets or highways at approximately the same time, the right of way rule requires the driver of the vehicle on the left to yield the right of way to the vehicle on the right.

Mattlin and Specht insist people don’t pay attention or don’t understand the law. They would like to see some signs installed so everyone in the neighborhood can feel safer.

“We have to do something before we lose a life here at this corner,” Mattlin said.

“It shouldn’t be that way. Every intersection should have at least a yield sign,” Specht said.

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