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Q: Can you treat a stop sign as a yield sign if there is no oncoming traffic?

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA

A: No, a stop sign is not a yield sign. A stop sign means you are supposed to stop and failure to do so exposes you to a traffic ticket for stop sign violation.

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad
  • Edmond, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Beginning 11/1/2021

Title 47. Motor Vehicles Section 11-202.1 - Operating a Bicycle state:

B. 1. A person operating a bicycle approaching a stop sign shall:

a. slow down,

b. if required to avoid an immediate hazard, stop at the stop sign before entering the intersection, and

c. cautiously enter the intersection and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.

2. If a person operating a bicycle determines there is no immediate hazard, he or she may cautiously make a right or left turn, or proceed through the intersection without stopping at the stop sign.

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