We suppose you could say that they want the culprits to… stop.
Cork County Council has made a report to Gardaí regarding the theft of stop signs at multiple locations.
Mayor of the County of Cork Gillian Coughlan said: “What has happened across these locations is of immense concern. Cutting down or stealing a STOP sign is not a game. It puts all our road users at risk. It can lead to serious crashes if drivers are not aware that they need to stop at a junction.
“Cork County Council is taking these incidents extremely seriously and have reported the matter to Gardaí. I am urging people to report any suspicious activity and to please think of the possible ramifications of how these actions could impact on innocent victims.”
The council has also reminded the public that anyone found to be stealing a stop sign is in violation of Section 13(10)(a)(III) of the Roads Act 1993, which states: “A person who, without lawful authority or consent of road authority does anything that is a hazard or potential hazard to persons using a public road or the maintenance of the road shall be guilty of an offence.”