Stop Signs on Private Property

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Stop Signs on Private Property

by: RoaryIgnatius on
Mon May 07, 2012 12:56 pm

While exiting the parking lot where I work, there is a stop sign before you pull out onto the municipally-owned roadway. People are constantly running right throug this stop sign without even slowing down. We are having a frienldy argument in the office about whether a police officer could give you a ticket for that or not. Is a stop sign still an enforceable stop sign even on private property? And does it make a difference if the stop sign is in the middle or a parking lot or private road, not linking to a public roadway?

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by: Reflections on
Tue May 08, 2012 3:32 pm

Any exit from a private property is to be considered a yield... nothing more.

Private property does not qualify as a highway/roadway under the HTA, which enables an officer to charge you. OR

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by: Stanton on
Tue May 08, 2012 5:47 pm

It's covered by section 139 of the HTA, which as Reflections said only requires you to yield. The only exception is traffic lights, which are legally enforcable even from private roadways.

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