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.
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.