City of Lincoln
Layperson's Terms

The use of Stop/Yield signs at the intersections of residential streets within neighborhoods will only be done if there is a documented crash history which indicates the need for such signs or if the intersection sight distance does not meet minimum requirements and cannot be easily remedied.  Typically, not using these signs to control these residential intersections helps to keep speeds down on residential streets.  Most prudent drivers will slow when approaching a non-controlled intersection, where as at a Stop or Yield controlled intersection, the driver with the right-of-way will tend to drive at a higher rate of speed.