You are approaching a stop sign. When must you stop?

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You must always stop when approaching a stop sign, even if there is no other traffic.

A stop sign is a regulatory traffic sign requiring drivers to stop at the marked stop line or before entering the crosswalk or intersection. The purpose of the stop sign is to control traffic flow and ensure safety at intersections, especially where visibility is limited or other traffic control devices, such as traffic signals, are not present.

Even if no other vehicles or pedestrians are in sight, you are required by law to stop at a stop sign. Failure to do so can result in a traffic citation, fine, or even an accident. It is important to come to a complete stop at the stop sign, look both ways, and ensure that it is safe to proceed before entering the intersection.

Stopping at stop signs demonstrates responsible driving behavior, helps prevent accidents and protects the safety of other road users. Therefore, it is essential always to obey traffic signs and signals, including stop signs, when driving on the road.