A video that was submitted anonymously to Victoria Buzz is a perfect case study of what not to do at a four-way stop, and suggests that some drivers could use a refresher on proper stop sign etiquette.
The video, recorded at an intersection in Langford, shows at least seven vehicles rolling through a stop sign over the course of a minute and a half.
The closest any vehicle comes to a complete stop is at the 1:00 mark… right in the middle of the crosswalk.
Watch the video for yourself:
While we’re not saying this is an isolated incident, it’s worth acknowledging—especially since car crashes hit an all-time high in B.C. last year.
In an effort to remind drivers of the rules of the road, ICBC launched an online refresher test consisting of several multiple-choice questions about driving rules.
Remember: if there’s a stop line, stop at the line and make sure you come to a complete halt before proceeding.
It’s in your best financial interest, after all; disobeying a stop sign can carry a fine of $167!