Doesn’t it seem that everyone on the road is in a rush to get somewhere? Some are in such a hurry that they even disobey stop sign laws!
Recently, we have been noticing (and commuters have shared with us) that drivers are not completing full stops when approaching stop signs. Many drivers tend to approach a stop sign, slow down, and then round off the turn without completely stopping. This is illegal and extremely dangerous! Stop signs are put in place for everyone’s safety. Not only for the safety of the driver but for the safety of pedestrians, cyclist, and all others as well. Driving or rolling through a stop sign endangers everyone at the intersection.
Need to brush-up on stop sign laws? Here is what you need to know:
- Come to a complete stop at a stop sign. The law specifies drivers need to stop “within five feet of the nearest crosswalk or stop line marked upon the pavement at the near side of the intersecting street.”
- Yield to the person on the right if you both arrive at the intersection at the same time.
It is everyone’s duty at the stop sign to follow the laws set in place. Reaching your destination, despite how late you are, is not worth an accident. Come to a complete stop at a stop sign. For your safety and the safety of others!