It’s perhaps the most common traffic violation out there: rolling up to and through a stop sign without completely stopping.
Sure, most of the time it’s harmless. But there are many consequences that can arise from failing to completely stop. They include:
- A traffic ticket. Across the U.S., it’s illegal to roll through a stop sign. In the state of Florida, as with many other states, running a stop sign will cost you in excess of $125.
- Causing an accident. Failing to completely stop can cause an accident with another driver or a pedestrian who was expecting you to abide by the stop sign.
- Suffering injuries or vehicle damage. In an accident, your vehicle could be severely damaged or you may suffer injuries. If you rolled through the sign, it will be your responsibility to cover those damages.
- Causing injuries or damages to others. As stated, if your negligence is the cause of the accident, it will also be your responsibility to cover the damages caused to another driver or pedestrian. These costs can add up quickly.
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