Do you stop for stop signs and red lights?

  • monstapex

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    Aug 04, 2010 7:26 AM GMT
    Do you stop at stop signs? Or do you only stop to avoid a ticket?If you come to a four way stop and you get there before another car ,do you just slow down and go through without stopping? Do you make a right turn on red without stopping even thought there is oncoming traffic ?Do you drive out of parking lots without stopping?
    I notice these things happens a lot in our city and wonder if you notice this in yours?
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    Aug 04, 2010 7:58 AM GMT
    Most people drive like total douchebags.
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    Aug 04, 2010 10:30 AM GMT
    Even the Sheriff in the US town I lived in for 13 years said stop signs were really just decoration. California stops were the norm.

    Back home, not even turning right is permitted (except when there's the rare green arrow, on of the few legacies taken over from former East Germany.) And you better be stopped for 2 seconds at a stop sign, or the cops will ticket you for it in a heartbeat. Germans love their rules and (generally) stick to them. However, this also means that traffic is generally smooth running (except when there's just too much of it.)
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    Aug 04, 2010 12:10 PM GMT
    Case by case basis. Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
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    Aug 04, 2010 12:16 PM GMT
    I am terrible with stop signs i pretty much treat them like yield signs but I always look. I really need to work on it. Lights though I always stop.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 04, 2010 12:22 PM GMT
    Yeah I do... I'd rather not have a ticket as I know what can happen with insurance costs if I don't, but more than that. Its the law and its a law for a practical reason.
  • Timbales

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    Aug 04, 2010 12:27 PM GMT
    I stop at stop signs and lights. I yield right of way where I am supposed to. I use my turn signal when I am changing lanes or making turns.
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    Aug 04, 2010 12:32 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidI stop at stop signs and lights. I yield right of way where I am supposed to. I use my turn signal when I am changing lanes or making turns.


    People who use their turn signals are HOT! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 04, 2010 12:35 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidI stop at stop signs and lights. I yield right of way where I am supposed to. I use my turn signal when I am changing lanes or making turns.


    Me too, and I do it out of spite towards the crazy drivers here in Massachusetts. icon_twisted.gif
  • calibro

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    Aug 04, 2010 12:39 PM GMT
    i follow the rules just so i don't cause an accident for one of the suckers who are actually expecting me to follow them too
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    Aug 04, 2010 1:18 PM GMT
    I almost always come to a complete stop at a sign (I'll admit to sometimes doing a "california" stop), always at a red light.

    Rotaries seem to be a free-for-all here, but I'll lay on the horn when someone doesn't yield when I have the right of way.
  • dreamer121

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    Aug 04, 2010 1:18 PM GMT
    Its kinda nice to know, if i'm ever in a car with most of you... I will be with responsible drivers.

    I for the most part follow all rules,I've done a rolling stop @stop signs, I'll admit though... and i'm remotely cautious on turns/exits
  • _Brian

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    Aug 04, 2010 1:21 PM GMT
    When I drive yes, when I walk, no.
  • LJay

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    Aug 04, 2010 1:34 PM GMT
    I follow the rules, though I have slipped up, but not on purpose.

    This town has a lot of blind corners. Why risk it and hurt somebody?
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    Aug 04, 2010 2:04 PM GMT
    dreamer121 saidIts kinda nice to know, if i'm ever in a car with most of you... I will be with responsible drivers.


    I agree totally. The OP and many of the responses here are ridiculous. No wonder accident rates are so high. Are you guys serious?

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    Aug 04, 2010 2:25 PM GMT
    I always stop at both stop signs and red lights. I always use my turn signal to turn and change lanes and never turn right on red if there is a sign that does not allow the turn. Five or six over the speed limit is my limit. Where I live nearly every street has parallel parking so you never know where a cop might be out of sight in a row of parked cars. I have not had a ticket in over a decade.
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    Aug 04, 2010 3:50 PM GMT
    Impossible. Your country is just too darn big.
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    Aug 04, 2010 4:58 PM GMT
    I think we need to install stop signs in place of yield signs and yield signs in place of stop signs since people seem to do just the opposite for each! icon_neutral.gif

    Just this morning at a busy intersection on a 6 lane street where the right lane turns onto a 4 lane street with a Yield sign for those turning, I honked my horn at the lady on her call phone who sat there while cars were 1/2 block back from coming from the other direction. She glared in the mirror and then finally inched out. (You can see almost to the next county from the intersection, so it wasn't that what caused her hesitancy, but typical stupidity.)

    I wanted to yell at her "It says "Yield", not surrender!"icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Aug 04, 2010 5:09 PM GMT
    I joked before, but ALWAYS stop at red lights/stop signs AND use turn signals. there is nothing more irritating than those who either don't use them, or flip their turn signals on after they slam on the brakes and start their turn.icon_evil.gif
  • NerdLifter

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    Aug 04, 2010 6:00 PM GMT
    I'm one of those by the book and cautious drivers. I've never been in an accident yet, but driving still scares the shit out of me. KE = ½ mv2 afterall.
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    Aug 04, 2010 6:03 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said I think we need to install stop signs in place of yield signs and yield signs in place of stop signs since people seem to do just the opposite for each! icon_neutral.gif

    Just this morning at a busy intersection on a 6 lane street where the right lane turns onto a 4 lane street with a Yield sign for those turning, I honked my horn at the lady on her call phone who sat there while cars were 1/2 block back from coming from the other direction. She glared in the mirror and then finally inched out. (You can see almost to the next county from the intersection, so it wasn't that what caused her hesitancy, but typical stupidity.)

    I wanted to yell at her "It says "Yield", not surrender!"icon_rolleyes.gif




    YESSSSSSS HAHAHAHA! This just happened to me yesterday. Stupid people!
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    Aug 04, 2010 6:16 PM GMT
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    YESSSSSSS HAHAHAHA! This just happened to me yesterday. Stupid people!


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    Aug 04, 2010 6:47 PM GMT
    Ultra Anarchist here. I refuse to obey any authority. As long as I do not do harm to or endanger another, I do as I please. LOL
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    Nov 08, 2010 8:41 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidI stop at stop signs and lights. I yield right of way where I am supposed to. I use my turn signal when I am changing lanes or making turns.

    Though I rarely drive these days (NYC) - YES. Same as Timberoo. All signs, always when driving. I'm shocked at how many people don't - and am tempted to key every single car that starts rolling before the g__ __(!) light has turned green. If I didn't think I'd get sued, I'd smash their frackin' windshield with a baseball bat!

    (angry pedestrian mode - engaged)
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    Nov 08, 2010 8:43 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidUltra Anarchist here. I refuse to obey any authority. As long as I do not do harm to or endanger another, I do as I please. LOL

    That's not "anarchy" - that's self-indulgent stupidity. One day you WILL endanger someone's life, but then it will be too late.