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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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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 6:02:37 AM

no
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twt
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 5:46:35 AM

NO! Stop, means STOP!
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saffinito
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 11:42:22 PM

I am too fearful of accidents. If I can discipline myself to speed up and slow down gradually, my mpg will get a nice boost. Also, I hyper mile ;-).
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WontPayTooMuch
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 9:30:12 PM

The only time I might roll through a stop sign is in the winter months right after a snow storm and the roads are slick.
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 8:43:01 PM

Not likely to save anywhere near enough fuel to pay the ticket.
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 9:56:11 AM

No
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Rudolf_Golf
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 9:30:37 PM

I've been ticketed for that so rarely.
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Sugarshaneo7
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 4:26:03 PM

sure
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GBMAX
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 6:49:18 PM

no
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FieroGT
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 3:06:11 PM

Don't typically make a complete stop at a stop sign.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 10:48:51 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 10:10:09 AM

No
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 12:53:45 PM

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 9:44:32 AM

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 8:52:02 AM

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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 7:19:32 AM

Never.....
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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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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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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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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 21, 2014 9:55:59 PM

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

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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

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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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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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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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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 7:01:40 AM

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

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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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