[Tagging] Stop sign?

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Fri Nov 23 20:13:42 GMT 2012


On Nov 23, 2012 1:04 PM, "Philip Barnes" <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:

> The 'all way stop' is I think unique to North America, it does not exist
> in the UK and as far as I know does not exist in Europe. From my
> experience of driving in North  America, the 'all way stop' is used in
> place where in Europe, and particularly the UK a mini-roundabout would
> be used in most of these cases. Otherwise a road would be assigned right
> of way
> Stop signs are much less common in the UK than North America, in most
> cases the minor road just has to give way sign, or in the UK just road
> markings on minor roads.
>
> Stop signs are relatively rare in the UK, they are generally only used
> where visibility is difficult. In other countries I find myself
> thinking, 'why the stop sign, I can see'.

North America is starting to see this more, too.  There's noticeably
greater number of roundabouts and posted all-way yields in recent years.
Mini roundabouts are so rare they're not mentioned in the laws anywhere
stateside from what I can tell
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