Disregarding Stop and Go Signals

Disregarding stop and go signals is the number 5 cause of motor vehicular collisions. Rolling through a stop sign is just wrong. It only takes a couple of seconds to make a complete stop. Look around and then get going again. Are 5 seconds added to your drive time really going to much of a difference? Keep in mind that you’re not the only one on the road and you could involve someone else too and with the amount of traffic in todays world, pulling “The California Stop” is not as inconsequential as it once was. (How did California get blamed for rolling a stop sign!)

Stop signs are probably the most visible sign in every country. In the Untied States, stop signs are white lettering on a red background with white trim, but this hasn’t always been the case. Until the inventions of reflectorized paint in 1954, stop signs were black lettering on a yellow background. Of course the sign shape was the same then as it is now. An octagon.

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