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