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Old 01-19-2010, 12:35 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Thymeclock View Post
I think perhaps you miss the point.

In the suburbs of NY City, where there is literally a stop sign covering one of the streets at every intersection it becomes a reasonable assumption that the other street has a required stop for it. Here the state hands out driver's licenses like candy. In fact, much of the immigrant population is simply driving without licenses and there is no way to stop them, let alone insist that they be knowledgeable operators.

OTOH, yield signs leave no room for assumption. I mean, "what part of the word YIELD do you not understand?"

It may be questionable whether someone may have stopped or not. But if they hit someone, it's self-evident that they didn't yield.
Whether or not it is a reasonable assumption the safe and intelligent assumption is that the other driver even with a stop sine is not going to stop and drive accordingly.

It boggles my mind a bit that the concept of right of way is so hard to understand. Look to the right, see a car and it has the right of way. Perhaps it is because I have spent so much time on the water and in the air, where that concept is pretty much the only "rules of the road" (less maneuverable vehicles have right of way too)

Learn from the mistakes of others, that way when you mess up you can do so in new and interesting ways.

One mile of road will take you one mile, one mile of runway can take you around the world.
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