Stop signs.

  • monstapex

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    Feb 03, 2016 11:20 PM GMT
    When comes to traffic stop signs , do you :
    A: Come to a complete stop?
    B: S low down and roll through it ?
    C: Blast through it like it was it there?


    In my city it seems "C" is the right answer for most drivers .
    How about in your city?
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    Feb 04, 2016 4:15 AM GMT
    A. Come to a complete stop because
    1. When I was a teen-ager, the sheriff told me he wanted to see me plant my foot on the ground, not just slow the bike to a wobble.
    2. Too many fucktards and females coming the other way do "C" plus
    3. Marijuana is legal here now. (See 2. )
  • IgnatiusReill...

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    Feb 04, 2016 4:06 PM GMT
    I make a complete stop and look both ways in case an approaching driver blasts through, a cyclist approaches and fails to stop, or a pedestrian is preparing to enter the crosswalk. Mostly what I encounter are drivers who stop but fail to wait their turn, or drivers who do not understand "right of way." We all need to be alert and focused entirely on driving. Any other stuff, cell phones especially, is secondary when you have the responsibility of driving a vehicle.
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    Feb 04, 2016 4:39 PM GMT
    Usually A, but often B if I'm out in the middle of nowhere - or in a 'hood.

    OTOH, I use my turn signal ALWAYS, especially when changing lanes on freeways and negotiating parking lots. There's no cheaper insurance policy than the one stuck to the left side of your steering wheel.
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    Feb 04, 2016 4:43 PM GMT
    A because i want to stay alive !! icon_smile.gif
  • LJay

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    Feb 04, 2016 4:48 PM GMT
    I stop, look twice and proceed carefully. One of the areas I frequently drive through is a college campus and students can be absent minded. Driving at dusk is particularly tricky because it is hard to see the bikers. The other night a cyclist cruised right through a stop sign and through the intersection. No lights, dark clothes, dark bike, not even a reflector! I would be delighted to see a cop giving one of these guys a ticket!
  • jeep334

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    Feb 04, 2016 7:27 PM GMT
    I always stop. Only in extraordinary circumstances would I bypass stopping. If the stop sign shouldn't be there, get it changed through whatever process there is in place. And like MGINSD, I always use the directional no matter what the move is. icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 04, 2016 7:40 PM GMT
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    I stop all four wheels though sometimes very quickly when there's good visibility and I know no one's coming. That got me a ticket one time when a cop was lounging in his car doing paper work or sexting at a stop sign. He wasn't paying attention, put his lights on, pulls me over and says I didn't stop, which I had, he simply didn't see it because he wasn't looking and I didn't stick around long enough for him to look up from his penis paperwork.

    Then he was a real douche, threatening that he could make this even worse so I wouldn't challenge it in court. I just paid the damned thing.

    How did I get to stop all four wheels? Cause I had been legitimately stopped by a cop when I rolled through one, though very slowly, when I was younger. I was looking for an address and didn't notice the cop there. Though I knew I was the only one at the intersection. He let me go with a warning because he could tell I wasn't rushing anywhere, blowing through stop signs.

    Bigger reason to stop on all fours. In Florida if there's any question, right of way goes to the guy on your right. So I always stop before they do; that way I don't have to wait on them.

    Today's lesson: The quicker you stop, the quicker you go, unless a cop didn't see you stop.
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    Feb 04, 2016 7:44 PM GMT
    YOLO
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    Feb 05, 2016 3:57 AM GMT
    monstapex saidWhen comes to traffic stop signs , do you :
    A: Come to a complete stop?
    B: S low down and roll through it ?
    C: Blast through it like it was it there?


    In this silly city with 100,000 stop signs (almost every single intersection is a 4-way stop - the city fathers [pedants all] are trying to incentivize gasoline consumption)

    It's somewhere between A & B - almost a complete stop, but not. And so do the other 400,000 drivers in town. It would be extremely rare to see a car make a "complete, total" stop, unless there were a cop within sight.

    Stop lights are of another order. Those nasty photo cams are out there.
  • Apparition

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    Feb 05, 2016 4:03 AM GMT
    A man rolls through a stop sign, and the police car immediately comes out of hiding and pulls him over. The cop tells the man to get out of the car, and says, "you didnt stop at that stop sign". The man says "I slowed down". The cop says, "sure, you slowed down, but you didnt stop". the man says "same difference". The cop thinks a second, and pulls out his billy club and starts wailing on the man with it. This goes on for a few seconds and the cop says "would you like me to STOP, or SLOW DOWN?"

    A (and usually count to 3...just like when i did my driver's test..BF runs the tests at the DMV)
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    Feb 05, 2016 4:05 AM GMT
    Defensive driver here.

    Unlike oblivious joggers, jaywalkers and cyclists, I choose NOT to put my trust in, and life in the hands of, anyone driving a vehicle.

    A resounding

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    Feb 05, 2016 5:38 AM GMT
    HikerSkier said
    monstapex saidWhen comes to traffic stop signs , do you :
    A: Come to a complete stop?
    B: S low down and roll through it ?
    C: Blast through it like it was it there?


    In this silly city with 100,000 stop signs (almost every single intersection is a 4-way stop - the city fathers [pedants all] are trying to incentivize gasoline consumption)

    It's somewhere between A & B - almost a complete stop, but not. And so do the other 400,000 drivers in town. It would be extremely rare to see a car make a "complete, total" stop, unless there were a cop within sight.

    Stop lights are of another order. Those nasty photo cams are out there.


    Come on, that makes no sense. Because half or more of drivers are cunts. Cunts have no idea what to do with a 4-way stop.

    Type A Cunts don't GO when it's their turn. They just sit there and sit there and make everyone wait. They won't budge unless all the other drivers a furiously waving them on. If you get tired of waiting and decide to GO for it, they'll suddenly lunge out in front of you. icon_surprised.gif

    Type B Cunts are hyper-entitled. They don't wait for shit. The car in front of them went, so they go immediately behind it. Though it was your turn, and you started to GO, but now this cunt is in the middle of the intersection and you have to slam on the brakes.

    icon_rolleyes.gif Actuaries all say that cunts are "safer" drivers. That's because they leave a wake of destruction behind them, from all the other drivers making desperate evasive maneuvers.
  • Nakedman1969

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    Feb 05, 2016 2:56 PM GMT
    I stop at stop signs because it says to stop, we have a railroad crossing that has a stop sign and people just run that like it's just not there.
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    Feb 05, 2016 4:35 PM GMT
    mindgarden said
    HikerSkier said
    monstapex saidWhen comes to traffic stop signs , do you :
    A: Come to a complete stop?
    B: S low down and roll through it ?
    C: Blast through it like it was it there?


    In this silly city with 100,000 stop signs (almost every single intersection is a 4-way stop - the city fathers [pedants all] are trying to incentivize gasoline consumption)

    It's somewhere between A & B - almost a complete stop, but not. And so do the other 400,000 drivers in town. It would be extremely rare to see a car make a "complete, total" stop, unless there were a cop within sight.

    Stop lights are of another order. Those nasty photo cams are out there.


    Come on, that makes no sense. Because half or more of drivers are cunts. Cunts have no idea what to do with a 4-way stop.

    Type A Cunts don't GO when it's their turn. They just sit there and sit there and make everyone wait. They won't budge unless all the other drivers a furiously waving them on. If you get tired of waiting and decide to GO for it, they'll suddenly lunge out in front of you. icon_surprised.gif

    Type B Cunts are hyper-entitled. They don't wait for shit. The car in front of them went, so they go immediately behind it. Though it was your turn, and you started to GO, but now this cunt is in the middle of the intersection and you have to slam on the brakes.

    icon_rolleyes.gif Actuaries all say that cunts are "safer" drivers. That's because they leave a wake of destruction behind them, from all the other drivers making desperate evasive maneuvers.

    In SF, most of the time, there are no other cars at intersections where there are stop signs. And at 2-3 mph, how likely is it that failing to stop completely will cause a collision? Never.
  • Webster666

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    Feb 06, 2016 1:38 AM GMT
    A)
    It doesn't save you any time by not stopping completely. You'll just get to the next red light a little faster.
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    Feb 06, 2016 2:03 AM GMT
    A combination of a and b...I always slow down enough to see if there's any oncoming traffic.
  • metta

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    Feb 06, 2016 2:21 AM GMT
    monstapex saidWhen comes to traffic stop signs , do you :
    A: Come to a complete stop?
    B: S low down and roll through it ?
    C: Blast through it like it wasn't there?


    In my city it seems "C" is the right answer for most drivers .
    How about in your city?



    B = California Stop http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=california+stop

    But I do A.



    What surprises me is how many people are lazy about left turns: when turning left they turn partially into the incoming lane, even if there is an oncoming car. I see neighbors doing that all the time when driving into the development off the main road.
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    Feb 06, 2016 3:34 PM GMT
    Asinine to blow through a stop sign. It's what you don't see that will kill you or them.
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    Feb 06, 2016 4:45 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidA stop sign...?icon_question.gif

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    Feb 06, 2016 7:55 PM GMT
    monstapex saidWhen comes to traffic stop signs , do you :
    A: Come to a complete stop?
    B: S low down and roll through it ?
    C: Blast through it like it was it there?


    In my city it seems "C" is the right answer for most drivers .
    How about in your city?

    What city is that???

    I'm in California and I'm sure you all have heard the phrase "California Rolling Stop". Down in Irvine, they always seem like they're in a hurry, always doing at least 10mph more than the speed limit and running yellow lights. Back when I was living north of LA and had to take the 101, I noticed that the 101 is a free-for-all. Cars were going thru there in speeds greater than 80; if you're not doing 90 in the fast lane you better get out of the way, especially in the area that I was living where Maserati's and Porsche's were a dime a dozen. I miss the Valley.
  • Webster666

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    Feb 06, 2016 10:39 PM GMT
    A related issue is crosswalks.
    I'm constantly amazed at how many drivers stop IN the crosswalk.
    By law, they've run the stop sign, and could be ticketed for doing so.
    No wonder so many pedestrians get hit in crosswalks...
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 07, 2016 12:18 AM GMT
    As an avid, active cyclist, the answer is both A and B. It is B only when road conditions permiticon_exclaim.gif
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    Feb 07, 2016 6:35 AM GMT
    Bonifacius saidYOLO


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    Webster666 saidA related issue is crosswalks.
    I'm constantly amazed at how many drivers stop IN the crosswalk.
    By law, they've run the stop sign, and could be ticketed for doing so.
    No wonder so many pedestrians get hit in crosswalks...


    This is why I jay walk. I've almost been hit four times in two years living in Houston. Each time has been at a cross walk when I had the right of way. 3/4 of the drivers were on there phones of course.