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Old 01-19-2010, 01:10 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Thymeclock View Post
Legally, the person who has the traffic control device must stop and obey it. There is a reasonable assumption that the law be obeyed by the person who has the obligation to do so. The other party that does not have the stop sign is not legally required to stop or even slow down. Otherwise, we'd all be slowing and stopping where it is not required, which is hazardous in itself.
Yep legally the person at the sign or red must stop, and the person with out a sign or with a green is to keep on trucking. But assuming that everyone on the road will always be where and do what you expect them to is just asking to get some sheet metal bent.

had too many instances where the person at the traffic control device was either unable or unwilling to to stop to just make the assumption that if there is a car approaching it will stop every time. This does not mean that I am slowing or stopping all the time, it means I have my head up and eyes out looking for the vehicle that is not going to be stopping. Leave yourself an out, drive at a rate where you can see and avoid.

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