Re: Do you find this annoying and ridiculous?
That's always been a law. It really depends though whether you will get a ticket. No one ever stops for that long. Hell, I rarely come to a complete stop (I check for traffic obviously). But if you look suspicious or something, it can be an excuse to give a ticket.
Wait til you get red light cameras... Then you will really be unhappy.
Actually, when a stop sign is like 10 ft before the actual road you are stopping for, you are supposed to stop behind the sign before rolling forward to check the road. I never do that either, I just roll right up to the road and stop there.
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