Published: Aug 12, 2010 10:37 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 12, 2010 6:58 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Neighbors in one southwest Florida community win a battle to keep 8 stop signs in the ground.

The residents in the Gateway Greens area are protesting a proposal to remove the stop signs from their streets.

Board members with the community's home owners association say the removal was a recommendation from various experts.

The stop signs display a separate sign underneath, stating "this sign will be removed pending a committee meeting."

Residents living by the stop signs, though, say the streets are safer with them rather than without.

"I see cars just blowing through the stop signs, at high rates of speed which is very difficult for me to see every single day especially since my children are out there every single day," said Darren Wallace, a homeowner in the area and father of 2.

Some HOA members say the signs actually contribute to the concerns, mainly with speeders trying to make up lost time.

Following Thursday's meeting, board members decided to table their ultimate decision to leave or remove the signs - keeping them in the ground for the time being.

The topic is expected to be discussed again at future board meetings in August.