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    Fed up with drivers ignoring a stop sign in his neighborhood, one man set up a video camera to record an intersection by his home, as a means of shaming the drivers online. What he filmed was eye-opening.

    Former news photographer Sean Popke, eager to get officials to take action of the issue on his family-filled street in Jersey City, set up the camera. He recorded over 100 vehicles recklessly ignoring the stop sign, in the space of 90 minutes.

    "I let it roll for an hour and a half, and when I got back, I started counting all the cars and I counted 100-plus in 90 minutes," Popke told NBC 4 New York.

    It wasn’t just random residents ignoring the safety of the neighborhood. Popke captured a local police officer and a public transportation bus ignoring the sign as well. He uploaded an edited clip of his hour and a half of recording to Facebook and YouTube.

    ​Officials quickly took notice.

    "If you document something and show people the breadth of the problem, they will take action," Popke said.

    Two days after his video was posted, the city removed trees that were obscuring the stop sign, and moved the signs to more visible positions, adding “stop sign ahead” signs to warn drivers.

    A Jersey City police officer was stationed at the intersection on Monday, handing out tickets.

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