[Tagging] [Talk-us] stop signs
baloo at ursamundi.org
Fri Oct 29 02:07:58 BST 2010
On 10/27/2010 08:26 AM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2010/10/27 <john at jfeldredge.com>:
>> I have never seen a stop sign at a railroad crossing. Buses are required by law to stop before a railroad crossing, and open the bus door so that the driver can better hear if a train is approaching. Some other commercial vehicles routinely stop as well, but private vehicles aren't required to stop.
>> If there is a jurisdiction that places stop signs at each railroad crossing, I would be interested in learning where it is.
> really I don't see the point of this discussion anymore: I already
> question the benefit of tagged stop signs in general, as a stop sign
> itself requires very few seconds of travel time, while a unregulated
> crossing with a lot of traffic from the right might require a lot
> more, it all depends merely on traffic density (which itself is quite
> dependent on the time). But why should we conduct research on
> "jurisdiction that places stop signs at each railroad crossing" or
> stuff like this? Is our way of mapping stop signs (or better the
> "requirement to stop") depending on this?
Where I'm at, most of the streets AND avenues are numbered away from
downtown Tulsa, and we're far enough that any three-digit street looks
about the same as any three-digit avenue that nobody bothers to remember
them unless they happen to have an address on it. Instead, you're
likely to get directions like "Turn right after the truck stop and turn
left at the second stop sign" from someone. Being one of the few
landmarks actually visible from the street far enough in advance to
actually navigate by in the woods, yield and stop signs often end up as
navigational reference by themselves.
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