A stop sign is a regulatory sign and is seen at intersections and crossings managing the flow of the traffic and helping the pedestrians to cross. But some people simply do not obey them. Such carelessness leads to serious crashes and is not at all encouraged; you will be fined if caught by authorities doing such activities.
In this article, we are going to discuss the things that you should avoid doing at stop signs. So go through this article carefully to know what those are.
Running the Stop Sign Seeing No One Is There
This thing is most common in teenagers, on seeing no one at the stop sign they tend to speed up. More specifically during the night when there are very few drivers on the road, teenagers tend to drive past stop signs at their full speed. Remember, fewer people do not mean that you will break the law as such an irresponsible act not only endangers your life but also others.
The most common threat on the road is a distraction. Things like radios, mobile phones, exhaustion, or any other external factors are enough to make you distracted while driving. For example, when people drive through an unfamiliar route, they keep on checking their mobile for verifying the route from the map, and while verifying the route most people miss the stop signs.
Driving in a Hurry
After distraction, the second dangerous threat on the road is impatience. No matter in which country you go, you will find a bunch of impatient drivers at every intersection and crossings. Just to prevent a delay of few minutes, these impatient drivers speed up rapidly after seeing a stop sign risking their as well as other’s lives.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day almost 3,700 people die in road crashes globally, and around 1.35 million people every year.
Only Slowing Down
Stop Sign is there to stop you. According to traffic rules, you are bound to stop when you see a stop sign, but again some people completely ignore stop signs and just merely slow down at it. Stop signs are mostly placed at intersections and most of the time you might not be able to see a stop sign if your vision gets blocked by vehicles in front of you so in such a condition it is better to stop than just merely slowing down so that you along with other drivers get time to react.
Completing the Dare
This is the most disgusting thing. Teenagers nowadays have become very careless and this carelessness can also put their lives in danger. Peer pressure is the most deadly thing; many teens under peer pressure dare to break laws and risks their lives by not obeying traffic laws. Remember by doing such activities you are not proving yourself a fearless hero. On the contrary, you are proving yourself to be the silliest person.
These are some things that you should avoid doing at a stop sign. Remember stop signs are there to guide you and protect you from dangers. So, obey it, obey traffic rules and keep yourself and others safe on road.