Stopping

Information related to stopping.

READING - Evaluation of Retroreflective Material on Stop Sign Posts

VTRC LogoThe Virginia Transportation Research Council looked at the addition of reflective stripes to the posts holding up stops signs and then studied driver behaviour. They found that the signs were easier to see in the daylight if the post did not have the stripe installed. The opposite was true at night.

CASE LAW - R v Eged

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThis is a case of failing to stop for a red light with evidence produced from a red light camera. Mr. Eged, a lawyer, attempts to have the charge quashed by showing (a) The Certificate of Vehicle Ownership -- Exhibit 2, admitted into the evidence, does not meet requirements of s.82.1 of the Act; (b) the “Enforcement Officer’s Certificate” -- Exhibit 1, does not meet requirements set out in s. 83.1 of the Act, and that the illegibility of the licence plate cannot be saved by an Enforcement Officer’s certification; and, (c) the licence plate photographed is silent with respect to jurisdiction.

Stopping for Police

Police CarJudging by the result, it may be a significant event in many driver's lives to be pulled over by the police. I've seen everything from jamming on the brakes and stopping in the middle of the lane to following oblivious drivers for many kilometers before they caught sight of my emergency lights.

Confusion at the 4 Way Stop

4 Way Stop SignI was riding my bike down a steep hill on the approach to a 4-way stop. I could clearly see 2 vehicles traveling in opposite directions approaching the stop from my left and right. In order to ensure my safety I slowed down enough to time it so that I would be the third vehicle at the stop in order to allow those two to proceed in proper order ahead of me.

Stopping in Intersections

Stopping at IntersectionIn Penticton there is a left hand turning lane from Fairview Road onto the Channel Parkway. Industrial Avenue intersects Fairview Road close to that intersection. Often if there is a line up of cars in the left hand turning lane, some will leave a space for cars to go through from Industrial onto Fairview.

4 Way Stops

4 Way Stop SignLast week's column dealt with where to stop. The next most commonly asked question is, having stopped, who goes first, especially at four way stops? There are many variables involved in these situations so lets look at both two and four way stops.

Stop Signs

Stop LineOne wouldn't think that stopping at a stop sign would be such a problem for drivers. It seems relatively simple, come to a complete stop, look both ways and then go if it is safe to do so. Most drivers seem to understand this but have difficulty with where to stop.

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