TAKE NOTICE: Intersection of Princeton Ave & Squankum Rd Now a 4-Way Stop

princeton squankum 4-way stopPHOTO: The 4-way stop approved for the intersection of Princeton Avenue and Squankum Road was installed today by the township in an effort to ease traffic congestion in the area, and for added safety.

The busy intersection was the site of numerous motor vehicle crashes due to the angled aspect of it which made it difficult to see oncoming traffic.

A similar issue at the intersection of Monmouth Avenue and 2nd Street is also being addressed by the township.

During the last township meeting, the committee also announced 4-way stops coming to two Westgate intersections.

Rules for 4-way:

The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection shall yield the right of way to a vehicle which has entered the intersection. When two vehicles enter an intersection at the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right of way to the driver of the vehicle on the right.


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  1. It would help if the crossing guard helped us get across the intersection like others do. For some reason I have found that he stands there and watches while the drivers really need help to figure out when to go. It is a dangerous and busy intersection though.

  2. gabi here in lakewood we dnt have internet so we only find out the news on shabbos from the shopper so be dan lkav zechus that the guy is normal and does not have internet

  3. Was there today, like every day, and had no clue why the cars coming down squankum were stopping. I thought they were stupid for just sitting there and waiting, until I noticed the stop sign. Of course someone went through it. The other four way stop signs have a stop sign in the center of the street for the first couple of weeks, to catch peoples attention. There should be another sign a couple of feet before saying “stop ahead” etc. It will take time for people to get used to this….

  4. I agree with Malky. I would not let me kid cross with this crossing guard. I think he should be moved to a less dangerous corner. As a whole the crossing guards in Lakewood are wonderful and very responsible.

  5. Is this a joke? These stop signs make traffic 10 tInes worse. If people need a few min a day to stop and stare at each other perhaps the community should make a gathering of some sort, 4 way stop signs isn’t the answer

  6. 2nd & Monmouth? I hear; that intersection is takeh a pain in the neck. But whose brilliant idea was it to put one on 2nd & Lexington? It just makes your downtown even more clogged up. Is that such a dangerous intersection? I work in that area close to 20 years; I don’t see the great necessity for it. It just backs up 2nd street for no good reason.

  7. What if you are the third car approaching from the opposite direction of the car with the right of way? Even though you arrived at the intersection at the same time as the car to your right, as a driver with more miles to his credit than most I say: Proceed through the intersection concurrently with the first car as if there were an imaginary green light there. Although I have found this maneuver beneficial to the smooth flow of traffic at these tricky intersections, you may take my advice with a grain of salt because ultimately I am..

  8. Crossing guards are not there to assist you. They are there for school buses and children. Some may elect to help if congestion appears but it is your obligation to know the rules of the road. When he is not there, what do drivers do?

    Answer: Proceed with caution.

  9. A Crossing guard is placed to assist children when crossing the street. Not cars. Learning how to drive through a 4 way stop sign is the drivers responsibility and more information can be found in the drivers manual.

  10. The Crossing guard is for the children that need to cross the streets to get to school. He is not there for your viewing pleasures..Get off your phones Pay attention and drive..I have seen many people in this town with the phone stuck to their ears when they are driving and not paying attention. This town is hard to drive without a phone stuck to your ear, so I can imagine it is twice as distracting with it stuck to your ear.
    Thank you

  11. Wow another day same argument. I posted this under another article but it seems relevant enough to repeat here. This is taken from chapter 4 of the NJ Driver’s Manuel: An intersection is controlled if there are traffic signals or signs in any direction. A motorist must obey the signals and signs. At a multi-way stop or stop intersection, a motorist must yield to the motorist on the right if both motorists get there at the same time. A motorist should also yield to another motorist already stopped at the intersection.

  12. mike — viewing pleasure?? not exactly…. we all really need help getting through that intersection. Whenever I am by the intersection at somerset and E.7th st. the crossing guard is directing traffic in addition to helping kids cross.

  13. #4 – so I guess the fact you have internet makes you not – normal. Only kidding! Having or not having internet is no way to determine if someone is normal or not.

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