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Driver education 101: What to do at stop sign

Staff Report • Jul 1, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Tennessee Code 55-8-149 cites the following (as outlined at http://bit.ly/19Iy2N8) in regard to stop signs in this state: A.) Every stop sign shall bear the word “Stop” in letters not less than 8 inches in height and the sign shall at night time be rendered luminous by steady or flashing internal illumination, or by a fixed floodlight projected on the face of the sign, or by efficient reflecting elements on the face of the sign.B.) Every stop sign shall be erected as near as practicable to the nearest line of the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if there is no crosswalk, then as close as practicable to the nearest line of the roadway.C) Every driver of a vehicle and every operator of a streetcar approaching a stop sign shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or in the event there is no crosswalk, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver or operator has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering the intersection, except when directed to proceed by a police officer or traffic control signal.D) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.And in case you missed it in section C — there is no such thing as a “rolling stop” in Tennessee.