Years ago, when I started to drive I was told these were stop signs on private property and HTA did not apply to them, therefor police would not issue an infraction notice if one would not obey them.
Now, I'm wondering of that is true, especially with everything I hear about bylaw infractions etc.
Can some one please shine some light on this?
This is obviously only my interpretation of the HTA as itÃ¢Â€Â™s written and IÃ¢Â€Â™d still recommend making a full stop when signage exists. Local bylaws might still require that you obey a stop sign on private property and some larger commercial plazas have bylaws designating the roadways running through their lots as public highways where the HTA would apply. Furthermore, fault insurance rules would also still expect to stop for a stop sign on private property, so if you were in an accident youÃ¢Â€Â™d still be found at fault even if you couldn't be charged.
Never knew about "larger commercial plazas" etc.
Just goes to say how misleading some old info can be, one of my coworkers who was involved in a small fender bender in a mall parking lot called police to attend and write a report (this goes back 25 years when police would show up at every little accident scene)
He was told since this was on a private property the stop sign violation was not a factor and police would not intervene unless there was personal injury as a result of the accident.
So you can see where some of my "wrong info" came from, great advice. full stop is better than getting charged, lol
That's actually what I was thinking, because I realized, the few feet of the edge of the property is actually owned by the city (easement for utility maintenance), I realized this when they posted a speed limit sign on my front lawn and looked up my survey.Decatur wrote:You may also have to check where the stop sign is actually posted. If it's at an exit, it may be posted close enough to the highway to be on municipal property and therefore legal.
So I was applying the same principal and figured that if the sign is actually on municipal property, it could have been posted by the city and not the corp. owning the plaza/mall.
But what did't make sense to me was, why they would do it on some exits and not others?
Bottom line; for me anyway, stop so you don't get in trouble, better safe than sorry, why take chances? Not worth it.
Thank you for all the inputs.