How Many Accidents Occur at Stop Sign Intersections?

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National statistics reveal that one-third of all intersection crashes in the United States occur at stop sign controlled intersections – approximately 700,000 crashes annually. And more than 40% of fatal crashes that take place each year happen at stop sign intersections.

  • Common reasons why people run stop signs include: 
  • Inattention 
  • Impatience 
  • Failure to come to a complete stop, referred to as a rolling stop
  • Obstructed view
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving under the influence.



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