Q&A - Multiple Traffic Controls
Recently I have been given a ticket for not stopping on a stop sign at an intersection equipped with a pedestrian controlled light while it was green. I live in Vancouver and could say that such intersections exist everywhere and almost every driver in the city is aware of the problem. My experience is that this is common drivers' behavior and almost no one obeys the stop sign when the pedestrian light is halting the traffic of the crossing street. It seems to be dangerous to stop creating a hazardous situation if the driver behind expects you not to.
- Is this a contradiction that this two traffic controls exist together and how would one interpret the situation?
- Would it be a case for revising and changing the rules.
- Do I have a ground to dispute the penalty?
- What authority should I talk to in order to address the issue?