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Old Yesterday, 01:20 PM
 
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I've been seeing people doing this. Is it legal, or are you supposed to park a certain number of feet from a stop sign?

I couldn't find it in the driver's booklet.

The other night I was driving and an SUV was parked next to a stop sign so that I couldn't see it. I suddenly saw the stop sign and I had to slam on my brakes.

You're not supposed to park on a red curb, of course, but sometimes the curb is not red near a corner.

I've been driving for decades and I never saw this until just now. It especially happens on Emerson Ave. in Monterey Park. Or intersections that meet it.
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Old Yesterday, 05:37 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Was this at a T-intersection? There's one not far from my home and the curb adjacent to the sign isn't painted red to prevent this same thing from happening.
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Old Yesterday, 06:01 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Some cities I've noticed are different like in the city of Orange in OC you're able to literally park around the entire corner next to the stop sign. I think this is more efficient than most places where there's a massive useless space. I like you have just recently saw this as well so it depends on the city most don't allow this.
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Old Yesterday, 06:08 PM
 
Location: SC
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In most places, you are to park at lest 15 feet? from the intersection and the stop sign is generally ten feet away from the intersecting street. Combined, it is 25 feet. I believe that is the standard.
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Old Yesterday, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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In the absence of a local ordinance or legal signage, so long as you don't break the plane of a marked or unmarked crosswalk, you can park right up to a posted stop sign.
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Old Yesterday, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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In the absence of a local ordinance or legal signage, so long as you don't break the plane of a marked or unmarked crosswalk, you can park right up to a posted stop sign.
My thoughts

Unless you drive a monster truck the sign should still be visible upon approach
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Old Today, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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My thoughts

Unless you drive a monster truck the sign should still be visible upon approach
I guess the problem is that there are a lot more little monsters on the streets. From taller police cruisers to the "family" car along with the luxury converted military vehicle. And the signage is being obscured similar to all the monsters squeezing into posted compact, and regular for that matter, spaces in parking lots
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Old Today, 08:59 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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My thoughts

Unless you drive a monster truck the sign should still be visible upon approach
I was thinking the same thing! Even in Orange where cars park in front of the stop sign they were all still visible.
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Old Today, 01:14 PM
 
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It is not a t-intersection.

I never see people doing this in Pasadena. Maybe the laws are different.
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Old Today, 03:08 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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It is not a t-intersection.

I never see people doing this in Pasadena. Maybe the laws are different.
To answer your OP the laws vary by jurisdiction. So it's legal in some places while in places like LA you have to keep your distance. Think of all the street parking we're missing out on though.
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