Driving Tips: How Many Hidden Stop Signs Are in this Picture?

(Last Updated On: April 21, 2017)

All drivers – new drivers especially – should be aware that stop signs can “hide” behind trucks as well as overgrown bushes/shrubs. Keep your eyes constantly moving when driving and look for clues that there’s an intersection. If you’re not sure if you have a stop sign or not, it is better to be safe than sorry; go slow enough to check it out. If you can see the back of another stop sign, then there is a 99% chance that you will be facing a stop sign too. Pay attention to the shapes of signs. Signs of this shape will never say anything else other than “STOP.” It is illegal for vehicles to park where they are obstructing the view of a sign, but it seems to happen anyway.

What else could be hiding behind the truck?

Many moons ago, Carmen became an ICBC-approved driving instructor at the age of 22 in North Vancouver, and has spent many years working with new and experienced drivers around the lower mainland. She can be found reading the Motor Vehicle Act for fun while receiving strange looks from others. May the quest for great driving continue!