Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
ZEKEDAWG

What is considered a stop at a stop sign?

33 posts in this topic

My xr 600 is a bit tall for my 30 inch legs, so when I pull up to a stop sign i am able to stop, balance, then take off again. As long as I don't have to wait for other traffic, and even then sometimes i can balance long enough. Do I have to put a foot down to be considered a "stop" vs a calif stop?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I took my motorcycle license test, the instructor told me that in NJ both feet have to be down at a stop. I failed the test because I thought you only had to put one foot down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My xr 600 is a bit tall for my 30 inch legs, so when I pull up to a stop sign i am able to stop, balance, then take off again. As long as I don't have to wait for other traffic, and even then sometimes i can balance long enough. Do I have to put a foot down to be considered a "stop" vs a calif stop?

Read your state laws to see what they say.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Read your state laws to see what they say.

Too lazy, Most people here know everything anyway, :applause: .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would say it depends on the immediate environment. If theres a cop sitting close by watching the intersection for stop sign runners, I would put both feet down. If no ones around, the feet wouldnt leave the pegs. Just depends - but as far as actual legal definitions - it probably varies by state.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Zeke, Did you get a copper stopper for that? I would think one leg down would be considered a stop but I aint sure..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I remember correctly from my test... years ago... you have to put one foot on the ground and come to a complete stop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just balance most of the time at stop signs, unless there is traffic and I have to wait. I usually see this sign when I come to an intersection though...

pause_sign_go.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

in b.c. you would fail if you put both feet down. your right should stay on the rear brake. but that's on paper... in the real world sometimes you're balanced differently, the road may be sloped etc. if you treat it like a yeild, just be safe!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In most places it is going to be whatever the traffic cop wants it to be. It is your word against theirs for something like that. I rarely put either foot down at a stop sign when there is no cross traffic and I have never been pulled over - for that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I usually see this sign when I come to an intersection though...

pause_sign_go.jpg:) At least I'm not the only one...:applause:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Back in the day I used to ride a road bike (bicycle) and woud "track stand" for a second or two at stop signs because it was easier than unclipping from the pedals. I got a ticket for failing to make a complete stop, although I was stopped and balanced long enough for cross traffic to pass thru the intersection. The officer told me that if I didn't put at least one foot down, then in his judgement it was not a complete stop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just don't agree with the one foot down. What difference would it make if we put one foot, two feet or just balanced as long as we stopped at a sign. When motorcyclists ride on the road we are more cautious and alert than the cage drivers out there, we have to be so we don't get run over by them when they 'stop' at a sign.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I hope it's not 2 feet down... I'm only 5'7 and on the 650L I can't touch but one at a time...

Same here. I can barely put 2 feet down on my WR in my garage. lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ca Vehicle Code 22450 does not require you to put a foot down or wait for a specified amount of time - it does require that motion cease, as in the wheels stop turning. If you can 'track stand' - come to a complete stop and balance the bike w/o putting your feet down you have met the requirements of the pertinent VC sections.

Brian

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ca Vehicle Code 22450 does not require you to put a foot down or wait for a specified amount of time - it does require that motion cease, as in the wheels stop turning. If you can 'track stand' - come to a complete stop and balance the bike w/o putting your feet down you have met the requirements of the pertinent VC sections.

Brian

Thank you sir.:applause:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0