I’ve quite the backlog of questions, so I’ll start with an easy one.
“If you come to a stop sign that ALSO has a stop line after it (10-12 feet behind sign), must you come to a complete stop before each of them?”
Believe it or not, that comes up more often than you’d think. I just stopped someone for running a stop sign two days ago and she was confused about where to stop as well. Which is funny since she didn’t friggin’ stop at all, but that’s beside the point.
The CVC offers up yet another provocative answer within CVC 22450(a).
The driver of any vehicle approaching a stop sign at the entrance to, or within, an intersection shall stop at a limit line, if marked, otherwise before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection.
If there is no limit line or crosswalk, the driver shall stop at the entrance to the intersecting roadway .
That about sums it up. The limit line is the key, not the physical vertical sign (if both are there). If there isn’t a marked limit line, use the closer crosswalk line. If neither exist, stop at the entrance to the intersecting roadway.
Listen, I know it’s not necessarily funny and/or entertaining, but the blog can’t always be about being a smartass, now can it? Oh…nope…there it is. Still a smartass.
Hope that clears it up for you, Lisa! Thanks for the question!