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stopping at stop signs
By danceisme
On Thu Aug 12, 2010 06:43 PM

Well i know this sounds like a silly title but I have a question. Say you stop at a stop sign where there is a side walk. I know you are supposed to stop before the sidewalk obviously. Say you are turning but you can't see oncoming traffic to the left because there is a bush. Are you allowed to roll forward to see better or would that be considered "blocking the sidewalk". I want to know because there was a comment on my road test sheet about that.

13 Replies to stopping at stop signs

re: stopping at stop signs
By hylndlasmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Aug 12, 2010 06:50 PM
I believe inching up is ok......but you still MUST stop before the sign.
re: stopping at stop signs
By Josianemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Aug 12, 2010 06:52 PM
You should stop before the sidewalk, make the stop like you would normally. Then you HAVE TO roll forward to see because otherwise it is not safe because you can't see. Just don't stop in the middle and wait there. Move slowly and check at the same time. During my driver's test, the examinator told me the same thing. My first thought ws that it was safer to do it this way but I didn't want him to think I had stopped after the stop sign. That's why you have to make sure you do the stop well before you move forward.
re: stopping at stop signs
By Shhaan_Dmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Aug 12, 2010 06:52 PM
Im in the UK and learning just now.

We are told that when this occurs...you go to "point x" which is inching out slowly so that yopu are able to see.

Aslong as there is no one on the sidewalk etc I would say you are right!
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re: stopping at stop signs
By pondflyPremium member
On Thu Aug 12, 2010 08:15 PM
You are required to stop at one of three points unless otherwise signed.
1: Before sidewalk/crosswalk at a signed or controlled intersection
2: At the white line marked on the pavement
3: At the point of the stop sign

After a complete stop (complete is up to debate but courts have held 3 seconds) you may proceed with due caution up to the intersection unless there are signs that prohibit turns on red (obviously for controlled intersections).
re: stopping at stop signs
By Cienmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Aug 12, 2010 09:31 PM
Driving Test/Lessons/Pre-license: Stop completely, THEN roll forward to check.

Real World: Rolling stop, then keep driving if there's no one there, haha.
re: stopping at stop signs
By kandykanePremium member
On Thu Aug 12, 2010 09:35 PM
^ That's called an 'Oklahoma yield'. lol

kk~
re: stopping at stop signs
By Josianemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Aug 12, 2010 09:38 PM
^^Haha, we just call them "American stop"

Funny :)
re: stopping at stop signs
By angelfish10member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Aug 12, 2010 09:40 PM
I've heard them called "California stops" :P
re: stopping at stop signs
By Felsamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:30 PM
Yup you stop like you would and then after a complete stop you slowly roll. So many people here stop once they have a clear view and totally block the cross walk which means you have to walk in the lane of the traffic driving. NOT safe for the people walking. It ticks me off and I always give those people nasty looks.
re: stopping at stop signs
By pondflyPremium member
On Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:31 PM
Just remember the white border on stop signs means they are optional ;)
re: stopping at stop signs
By rincedragonflymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:34 PM
Stop at the stop sign, then roll slowly forward. And pray that a bicyclist doesn't ride their bike into your hood.*

*facts are not changed in order to ridicule the not-so-innocent.
re: stopping at stop signs
By dancer57575member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:04 PM
Of course you should always stop at the stop sign, but it is okay to roll forward if necessary. I'm sure any driver would be happy that you rolled forward to see if there was a car coming rather than not and just going!
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By dancer57575member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:05 PM
Of course you should always stop at the stop sign, but it is okay to roll forward if necessary. I'm sure any driver would be happy that you rolled forward to see if there was a car coming rather than not and just going!

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