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Video catches 100 drivers blow through stop signs in 90 minutes

Technically Incorrect: One New Jersey resident resorts to a modern method of shaming -- a video posted to YouTube and Facebook -- to help solve a local traffic problem.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.

And there goes another one.

Ministry of Motion/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

Some things may be true, but we don't necessarily think about them.

These might include the number of calories in a Big Mac. It also surely includes rolling through stop signs.

People do it because, somewhere deep in their craniums, they believe that stop signs are only useful when there are other cars nearby. Or perhaps because there are just too many stop signs, so all that stopping and starting starts to feel like manual labor.

Local resident Sean Popke, a former news photographer who now has a company called Ministry of Motion, decided to set up a camera last week and see how many people rolled through stop signs at an intersection in Jersey City, New Jersey.

As NBC New York reports, it was quite a few. Indeed, Popke says he counted more than 100 cars rolling, or even blasting, through without coming to a dead stop.

One was even a transit bus.

He posted his results to YouTube and Facebook. Once that happened, local officials took action. NBC says that public works officials trimmed some trees to make the stop signs clearer.

Moreover, as reports, Councilwoman Candice Osborne went into action, calling for more traffic enforcement in the area and to change the "three-way" sign to "all-way."

Popke didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. However, he told NBC: "If you document something and show people the breadth of the problem, they will take action."

Naturally, more than one commenter on YouTube suggested that the real problem is the influx of New Yorkers into Jersey City.

The Jersey City mayor's office didn't immediately respond to a request for its comment on that and the video in general.

This isn't an isolated incident. But as with many traffic laws, it's impossible to enforce all of them, even though in this case the police clearly try.

So resorting to the modern method of revelation and shaming -- the YouTube and Facebook video -- seems to be an effective option.

Now, about bikers who go through stop signs. Is it all of them?