When I was learning to drive in Australia my driving instructor always took me down this out-of-the-way service road so that I could practice stopping at a stop sign. Stop signs just aren’t that common in Melbourne. But here, they are everywhere! It seems that Melbourne uses roundabouts where SF uses stop signs.
I wonder which of these create a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists? I personally prefer the stop signs because they cause motorists to actually stop and look, and negotiate their way across the intersection. Continue reading