Safety At A Stop Sign
1. When approaching a stop sign, stop at the painted line or behind the curb.
2. Stop signs require drivers to take turns before proceeding through the intersection.
3. It is important you understand who has the right of way. The right of way is whoever reaches the intersection first, then goes in turn to the right of the drivers. If there is confusion about who has the right of way always allow the other car to go first or wait until they signal you to go.
4. If there is a car in front of you, wait 2 seconds until you move forward in case they make a sudden stop.
5. Never run a stop sign, even if it looks like there is no one else at the intersection.
6. Do you know why you’re supposed to stop for a full 2 seconds? When you’re in a moving vehicle, it can sometimes feel like you’ve stopped when you really haven’t. By stopping for a full 2 seconds, you are able to ensure your vehicle really did come to a stop. Just count “one thousand and one, one thousand and two”, then proceed if clear.