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06-13-2011 09:39 PM
SittingDuck
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Originally Posted by throtlsnapr View Post
If you could do a test on riders without them knowing it,and had a vehicle show up unexpectedly at an intersection I bet riders with their feet down would be more likelyto stay and wait and riders with their feet up would be more likely to take off and go.

Probably wouldn't matter 99 times out of 100.
I predict that the riders with their feet up would simply put their foot down (that's what I do), but it's certainly worth testing.
06-13-2011 08:17 PM
throtlsnapr
go ahead and stop

Sometimes I do the complete stop with feet up thing if the visibility isgood but I doubt its for 3 seconds most of the time. I don't think its a particularly good habit and a bit of laziness is probably involved.

If you could do a test on riders without them knowing it,and had a vehicle show up unexpectedly at an intersection I bet riders with their feet down would be more likelyto stay and wait and riders with their feet up would be more likely to take off and go.

Probably wouldn't matter 99 times out of 100.
06-13-2011 05:36 PM
Stromin'Nroman Given that social media is increasingly being used in litigation by insurance companies to maintain shareholder glee, I will only admit here to observing all traffic laws at all times unless life and/or limb be otherwise threatened. That said, I believe I am perfectly capable of coming to a complete stop and looking both ways before proceeding safely through an intersection bearing a stop sign installed for my protection with both of my feet remaining firmly where they belong to maintain maximum control of my motorcycle.

In the case of a fully-loaded four-way stop, a healthy dose of double-extra super caution, suspicion, decisive alacrity, vulgar hand signals and prayer seem to have worked thus far.
06-13-2011 05:30 PM
2tall Almost always full stop, one foot down. Around here people on bicycles even get tagged for no complete stop.
06-13-2011 05:28 PM
Matrix
Bike riding and STOP signs

For what it's worth, I usually come to a complete stop and put at least one foot down. I'm probably more conservative than most.

Thanks

Matrix
06-13-2011 05:20 PM
DougInKY
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Originally Posted by Gorby View Post
at 4-way stops..... I usually do the California stop if nobody else is at the intersection. If someone is.... I come to a complete stop. Any other stop sign I come to a full stop. My issue is street lights and not being able to trip it to change. I run them all then time when nobody else is around, mostly at night. I have lots of PA State Trooper buddies and you'd pretty much have to be doing something else wrong for them to ticket you for it. It would have to take a real jerk of a cop to have to pull you over and ticket you just for that.
In my state, the statues tell us that if the stop light is faulty that we should treat it as a stop sign. I have only been stopped once for doing this at a stop light and after I explained to the LEO that I couldn't trip the light he shrugged and let me go while cautioning me to make sure the intersection is clear before proceeding (it was).
06-13-2011 05:16 PM
DougInKY
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Originally Posted by Scruit View Post
I've never heard of a stop law that requires you be stopped for a set amount of time, just that you must stop. I'd love for someone to post a law that states you must be stopped for x seconds.

I stop and put one or both feet down. I always stop completely at all stop signs, 100% even in parking lots. I run a dashcam on my bike and car, and I always stick to the driving laws 100% becuase you never know when an incident is going to happen. I've had to hand dashcam footage to the police a couple of times and it's good to hand them footage where I've been a good boy. :beatnik:
Who am I to argue with a Judge? Not in court willingly and I certainly don't have the money to contest a ruling in traffic court. That judge might not have been right, but I wasn't going to argue with him.
06-13-2011 01:10 PM
seuadr
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Originally Posted by Dino M View Post
It's funny. I've been pondering for the past two weeks or so if I should post the question "do you use one or two feet down at stops". The reason was that I notices a change in riding habits when I bought my wee. Most notably the use of only one foot when stopped. This is what was taught when I got my license many years ago as the safest (normal?) way to stop. Then again, most bikes were 350cc to 500cc and big was 750cc. The past few bikes I've had were all in the 600+ lb. range and two feet down was the only way I could feel comfortable at a stop. From reading all the posts, it looks like I'm not alone. It feels good to get back to the old ways with the wee.
i'm a one footer, was even with my venture royale (unless i was on uncomfortable footing) Mainly because I was taught that you use the other foot to hold down the rear brake, leaving the front brake off, hand on throttle, in first, checking your mirrors and ready to get out of the way of that car that can't be bothered to pay attention to the road!

That said, back on topic:

I typically come to a complete stop. whether or not i use the pause and roll and or the foot down depends on the stop. there are several stops where i know i can get away with the pause and roll. there are also several stops i always put a foot down because of visibility or because i know the cops like to sit near by.
06-13-2011 12:54 PM
jeems
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Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
We have a lot of them here in Australia and most people have no idea about the road rules that apply to roundabouts.
This. Not to mention people have trouble merging onto interstates here. I can't imagine what roundabouts would do. I love the idea, but most people are incapable of handling them.
06-13-2011 10:02 AM
Dino M It's funny. I've been pondering for the past two weeks or so if I should post the question "do you use one or two feet down at stops". The reason was that I notices a change in riding habits when I bought my wee. Most notably the use of only one foot when stopped. This is what was taught when I got my license many years ago as the safest (normal?) way to stop. Then again, most bikes were 350cc to 500cc and big was 750cc. The past few bikes I've had were all in the 600+ lb. range and two feet down was the only way I could feel comfortable at a stop. From reading all the posts, it looks like I'm not alone. It feels good to get back to the old ways with the wee.
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