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51stovi

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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 7:35:28 AM

I leave for work early in the morning (5:15) and sometimes "roll" through the neighborhood Stop signs for convenience and to save a little time and fuel. I know I should come to a complete stop, but was wondering if anyone else does this?
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 9:44:32 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 7:19:32 AM

Never.....
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 5:39:41 AM

no
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twt
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 5:36:34 AM

Stop, means STOP!.
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FocusFree
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 5:50:05 PM

No although many stop signs are not required.
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 2:26:01 PM

no
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 1:12:34 PM

no.
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jjb67
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 11:25:48 AM

Never! Especially after my wife got ticketed for "not coming to a complete stop" at a 4-way stop sign. She did stop, but apparently for only a fraction of a second, and based on the police officer's observation, at least 2 seconds of stopping time is needed for the stop to be considered complete...whatever.
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Ratso
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 6:17:58 AM

No...thats illegal ! :]
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 3:35:22 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 8:21:06 AM

Never.....
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 5:23:18 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 7:21:38 AM

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 12:10:45 AM

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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 9:55:59 PM

no.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 9:22:41 AM

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dchawk81
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 2:19:30 AM

I refuse to get T-boned just for the sake of saving a weeeee bit of gas.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 5:29:17 AM

no
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 9:51:27 AM

Actually I have a distant view of two stop signs from my home area, that could be considered 24-7 viewing if I never bothered to do anything else.

Those signs have been there for years even when I lived elsewhere, they have been replaced by newer ones. The total stop efficiency I would rate at 1.5 % or less, that being only if no other traffic is moving near the area or(approaching).

The percentage time of observance is small but over any time of the clock(daylight hours) primarily. All types of vehicles, all age drivers, all refined appearance even classy vehicles, many or few occupants, A/C on/off, doesn't matter seems that all attempt to roll the stop.

Reasons I wouldn't know about like saving Gas or Time or just time lost is my guess, Drivers just don't like any inconvenience as simple as Stopping for just a traffic sign.

The only thing that makes it a big deal is that frequent other fast traffic that is not required to stop happens, those vehicles often are traveling much faster than the limits, at times 10-20+ MPH over the limits at any time on a daily/nightly basis. Fuel savings has only a slight connection(delayed) until refuel time/costs then are only thoughts for just a very few drivers........= A pat on the back/fooling the system(signs)! Trends.....? ! ?
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 8:27:05 AM

No
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 8:22:43 AM

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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 8:20:04 AM

I doubt anyone would roll through stop signs to save gas. It is common and much more so early in the morning or late at night.
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twt
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 5:35:57 AM

Dumb habit. Stop, means STOP!
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pvdray
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 11:31:46 AM

I sometimes roll thru stop signs but it is not to save fuel.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 8:26:36 AM

Never............unsafe.............
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veee8
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 5:54:40 PM

I use to come to a complete stop before right hand turn on red. I used to stop at all stop signs till they started putting them in to halt shortcuts. After being rear ended the second time at a stop sign, the driver of the car that rear ended me said, "I didn't know you were going to stop". So now I roll thru them keeping an eye on my rear view mirrow. If your rear plastic bumper has parking damage you can get a new one by simply stopping as I use to!

[Edited by: veee8 at 8/9/2014 5:56:08 PM EST]
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 10:41:09 AM

No, that would be illegal, not to mention dangerous.
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46chief
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 10:30:05 AM

Only way out in the country with no traffic to be seen.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 7:18:52 AM

Never through or over any sign.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 7:01:40 AM

never......
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 11:35:58 PM

no
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 10:41:18 AM

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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 5:40:10 AM

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johnny2396
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 1:26:53 AM

sure, depends on the intersection and other cars. common sense.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 12:23:50 AM

No
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 1:13:00 AM

Yey these late model vehicles today never well sometimes don't always respond to a voice command, like pets, extreme area noise distracts them. And the pets always want more food/treats like the engines......
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 6:33:28 AM

"(being Honest)"

Thanks DontuknowOH, glad to see some honesty here!! We seem to have a lot Pinocchios here.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 9:33:11 AM

Never threw, but past @ specific times, maybe 1.5 MPH. on a clear view all direction zoned 25 MPH. Location, only(being Honest)! Automatic trannies have a habit to creep, I utilize that as a fuel savings against Inertia, depends.....on the other traffic seen.

I see Quality stops all the time, about 1.5 % mostly, and that's kind-a new, Well..... is a deep subject, wondering what your automatic tranny wants to do in Drive mode.....?
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 8:36:21 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 7:31:20 AM

Never.....
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 6:34:24 AM

Extremely rare to see anyone actually stop.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 8:26:56 AM

My observing indicates @ clear view stops, certain low speed traffic areas, like 6% actually stop, the rest don't want to unless absolute necessary. All types of Drivers/vehicles, fuel savings only a minor reason, Time seems to be the factor(Hurrying commitments). Daily routines!

The reason is >>> most often, there is the rapid acceleration rate noticed along with the rolling non stop, to get moving again! That fuel effort, like HA Ha. Same feeling as 4 getting thru on a too short yellow caution.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:34:11 AM

Even cops don't come to a complete stop. Aren't they supposed to be setting an example? Let's get real people. I can't believe so many here actually come to a COMPLETE stop . . . . . .
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 5:22:50 PM

And up to now I thought I was the last one left to come to complete stops !!!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 10:49:06 AM

no
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51stovi
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 9:54:11 AM

I think contiki has set the record for most responses to one post!
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 7:07:25 AM

Never.....
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krazkar
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 9:39:05 PM

Not to save fuel.
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