Video: Have YOU Rolled Through 'The Belmont Stop'?

This Belmont intersection was featured in a KRON-4 News segment of "People Behaving Badly." Did this video capture anyone you know?

A recent KRON-4 segment of "People Behaving Badly" with Stanley Roberts, took place in Belmont at what's now referred to in the accompanying YouTube video as "The Belmont Stop."

"The Belmont Stop" is the four-way stop sign at the corner of Cipriani Boulevard and Alameda de las Pulgas, through which many motorists apparently slowly roll through instead of coming to a complete stop.

The just-under-two-minute video shows a number of cars basically breaking the law by not coming to a complete stop at what Roberts notes is a "blind intersection," because it's difficult to see the cross-traffic at the intersection. The only vehicles to come to a complete stop are the SamTrans buses (whew!).

You can view the YouTube video by clicking here, or on the video link above.

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Have YOU noticed 'people behaving badly' when it comes to making a full stop at Belmont intersections? Tell us about it in the comment section below.

Carol Neuman July 28, 2012 at 01:57 AM
I have been on Cipriani and have been yelled at for stopping at the stop signs. The last woman was a real screamer! When we got to Cipriani/Alameda, she started cursing at me and then went around me at the stop to turn left on the Alameda! She could not see but she was going anyway.....crazy...
Otto Nordpol July 28, 2012 at 03:41 AM
I paid the Belmont commuter tax one sunny June morning at about 6:30 AM at one of the stop signs at ADP and Carlmont High. I'm sure you're shocked. The children! But none were in sight. They had ditched the place for the summer. I was just ambling towards the Chevron station to fuel up before heading to the office to give the wheels of commerce another spin. Frankly, I don't know if I stopped or not. But who could argue and win? I stopped. Kept my hands high on the wheel and made no slow movements, Paid the money, and wondered what happened to a free country.
Gladwyn d'Souza August 02, 2012 at 03:23 PM
we are never going to be able to vigilant everywhere all the time. Technology to the rescue. Use a cheap wireless surveillance camera to capture vehicle info and mail out tickets. The traditional costly option is also available. The national park service in the smoky mountain national park uses video surveillance built into a stop sign to capture license plates for future mailed out tickets.
Steven Hui August 02, 2012 at 10:00 PM
J. Mannie August 03, 2012 at 03:47 AM
I am surprised nobody has mentioned trying to turn left onto Ralston Ave. from South Rd. Just try coming off of South Rd. with a left onto Ralston at peak times; or,for that matter, any time of day. People driving along Ralston, especially SW, often seem genuinely shocked as they roll through the stop sign and only then notice the car coming into the intersection (on their rightful turn) from South Rd. turning left onto Ralston. And, perhaps a bit off topic, then there is the stop sign on Notre Dame just north of Middle Rd. at North Rd. Oddest placement for a stop sign ever. Can't help but press "roll through" issue. Why not at the Middle Rd. intersection instead? And, don't even get me started on the Cipriani and Semeria intersection!


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