Why are stop signs&danger signs red?

Answer Octagonal stop signs, as well as other danger signs such as no smoking, caution and hazard signs, all rely on the color red to convey important, and at times--life saving--commands. There are many ... Read More »

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Do bicycles need to stop at stop signs?

Stopping at the stop sign is one of the rules of the road. Yes, it is the law that a bicycle stops at a stop sign.

How to Stop Ahead of Stop Signs?

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sets forth rules that impact traffic control and sight distance requirements for regulating, warning and guiding traffic safel... Read More »

Why are stop signs red?

Stop signs were not always the familiar red with white lettering seen throughout the United States today. The earliest stop sign had a white background with black lettering. No regulating standar... Read More »

Why are stop signs octagons?

Stop signs, the familiar red and white signs that end nearly every residential street, are octagonal for a number of reasons. Safety is paramount when driving, and stop signs are one of the more im... Read More »