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Offline 74cb750

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STOP. sign means STOP then proceed
« on: July 01, 2019, 05:12:08 am »
Hi All,
Don't know how people around your area drive, but around here people just no longer stop for stop signs. Most, I'd say 75 percent merely slow down then drive right through the signs.

The other day I was at a gas station filling up.  There is a stop sign on a small hill, 30 degrees towards merging onto a main road so you have to really crane your head around to see if any traffic is coming as you can not see traffic coming via your mirrors. A sheriff was parked where people could not see him in the gas station parking lot until they reached the top of the hill/stop sign. I observed 6 of 10 vehicles slow, but not stop and proceed onto the main road. The cop did nothing, as I could see him just sitting there eating his donut and coffee from the gas station.  The gas station workers say there are near misses/accidents daily at this intersection

At first I thought there'd be another cop up the road, but no.

Why I'm venting: almost got hit again by someone not stopping at a STOP sign saturday while on the CB550 with high beam on and reflective helmet. It just angers me no end.
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Re: STOP. sign means STOP then proceed
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 05:47:37 am »
You really don't understand how hard it is to text,put on makeup, balance a cup of hot coffee and yell at the kids while driving, do you? Now what makes you think people need to be bothered with stopping their car just because of a stupid red sign!

Just poking ya, yes people drive like idiots.
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Re: STOP. sign means STOP then proceed
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 02:24:43 pm »
A few years ago I got hit from behind on my FJ whilst stopped at a stop sign then bang.
Idiot in ute hit me fairly hard. Said he didn't think I was going to stop.
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Re: STOP. sign means STOP then proceed
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2019, 04:13:52 pm »
Seems to be getting worse lately.  Whether on a bike or in a cage, seems if you stop at a 4-way stop these days, more often than not, the idiots see it as a chance to do a roll through and try and jump their turn.

Surprises me tbh since dashcams are becoming more common.


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Re: STOP. sign means STOP then proceed
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2019, 05:07:28 pm »
A few years ago I got hit from behind on my FJ whilst stopped at a stop sign then bang.
Idiot in ute hit me fairly hard. Said he didn't think I was going to stop.

Yikes. Did he think you were riding a bicycle?!?!?
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Re: STOP. sign means STOP then proceed
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2019, 08:41:33 pm »
No stop at stop signs and red light runners are rampant here.
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Re: STOP. sign means STOP then proceed
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2019, 07:00:07 am »
In the Detroit area all traffic signs and lights are just suggestions on what you should do.  :o

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Re: STOP. sign means STOP then proceed
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2019, 09:22:23 am »
You guys should come and check out Mexico City... or Jakarta.

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Re: STOP. sign means STOP then proceed
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2019, 12:49:24 pm »
 Some day soon the stop lights will be smart lights and will all have cameras.
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Re: STOP. sign means STOP then proceed
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2019, 01:04:23 pm »
Some day soon the stop lights will be smart lights and will all have cameras.

Not in these parts!  Texas just banned red light cameras statewide. 

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Re: STOP. sign means STOP then proceed
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2019, 05:47:46 am »
You guys should come and check out Mexico City... or Jakarta.
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