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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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lilmx5guy
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2015 5:59:39 PM

I don't think the gain in mpg outweighs the potential overall cost of a moving violation. I delivered morning newspapers years ago and witnessed local police parked waiting for stop sign violators early in the morning.
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94Rod
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2015 2:14:57 PM

No, once got a ticket for doing that. Lesson learned.
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2015 8:29:15 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2015 6:54:30 AM

Never.....
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JoeKing
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2015 3:26:11 AM

no
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2015 10:31:19 PM

No.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 11:14:57 AM

Interesting comparison; stop signs and porn!! I guess it can work?
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JohnCur
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 9:49:30 AM

In NJ yes, but don't try it in NYC
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puddy
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 8:42:33 AM

no
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 6:52:05 AM

I RARELY see drivers come to a COMPLETE stop. But if you ask these same people, they will say they did.

Its' just like porn. No one wants to admit to watching it, but a lot actually do.
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shigh2001
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 11:34:11 AM

NO
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anl0109
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 11:23:08 AM

No - don't want to get a ticket.
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 10:37:19 AM

no
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LibertyGuardian
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 8:01:26 AM

I can just see some twit explaining to a cop that he was simply trying to save fuel as the citation was being written...what a yutz.
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nickless
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 2:38:18 AM

no
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sixteenvalve
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2014 5:04:49 PM

roll through a couple select few signs that are on backroads and I can see far enough down the road to see if cars are coming either way.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2014 3:55:56 PM

is the amount of gas you save equal to the price of the ticket you'll get?
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drydem
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2014 11:26:00 PM

no - I do a full stop at a stop sign. Rolling through even a "yield" sign can be risky.
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 11:46:21 AM

no
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 11:31:52 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 8:40:23 AM

Never.......
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 6:22:36 AM

Most people don't stop, but think they do. WTF??????
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 6:11:38 AM

no
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 11:54:19 PM

Me rolling through stops has nothing to do with saving fuel.
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 9:18:34 PM

No. If anything, I make more of a complete stop than most people.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 2:01:43 PM

nope, that's not what you should do
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retcap201
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 9:46:26 AM

no
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 6:53:11 AM

Get real, most people do!!
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 4:54:43 PM

No, never...
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 8:22:52 AM

no
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 6:55:31 AM

no
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Sipusa
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 6:07:47 PM

Nope
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 11:51:34 AM

no, that's not the way to drive
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 10:02:48 AM

no
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 8:45:19 AM

No
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 7:40:57 AM

no
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nickless
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 6:58:50 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 6:18:13 AM

Never......
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 11:55:41 AM

that's against the law
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Ernman
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 10:59:22 AM

Hmmm.... I full stop most of the time. But I see many drivers, cars, cycles, bicycles, coast on by, especially on right turns.
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twt
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 3:04:36 AM

NO! Stop, means stop.
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nickless
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 2:24:45 AM

no
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 1:43:33 AM

My thoughts are that 85% of drivers really don't know what or why their vehicles need a transmission to begin with, (main reason ?)but just accept that fact. Also most driver's thoughts are far farther away at stop signs, idle thoughts of saving fuel by rolling on.

I still remember My first year for Science class, not all things studied but most anyway, and that was a big help for my economy driving. Even "Mister Wizard" the TV show had great info!
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 12:42:30 AM

Rolling through has nothing to do with saving fuel.
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pt1KY
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 8:12:33 PM

no
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 9:07:23 AM

yes
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 7:43:56 AM

no
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cv
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 6:30:37 AM

No, stop means stop and that's what I do.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 7:47:29 PM

no
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 9:50:55 AM

no
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No
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