Stop Signs

Make a Complete Stop - It's the Law

The National Safe Kids Campaign issued a study on observance of Stop Signs. In part, findings included:
  • More than a third (37 percent) of motorists rolled through stop signs at intersections and nearly a tenth (7 percent) did not even slow down before the stop sign.
  • At intersections with marked crosswalks, one quarter (25 percent) of vehicles stopped in or past the crosswalks.
  • When only child pedestrians were present, nearly a third (32 percent) of motorists violated the stop signs.
  • At intersections where pedestrians were crossing, nearly a quarter (24 percent) of drivers did not come to a complete stop.
  • Each year, stop sign violations are associated with approximately 200 fatal crashes and 17,000 non-fatal injury crashes. Children are at risk of injury when stop sign and pedestrian right-of-way laws are violated.