The Traffic Safety Act 209 - Stopping
No driver of a vehicle shall fail to bring the vehicle to a stop:
- (a) at every place where a stop sign is erected;
- (b) on the near side of the intersection immediately before entering the pedestrian crosswalk; or
- (c) if there is no stop line or pedestrian crossing:
- (i) in a city, town, village, resort village or hamlet, no further than 3 metres back from the intersection; or
- (ii) outside the boundaries of a city, town, village, resort village or hamlet, no further than 10 metres back from the intersection.
How the rule is applied
You must come to a complete stop at all stop signs and at a railway crossing where signals or gates are activated. After stopping, you may only proceed from a stop sign, or railway crossing without gates, when it is safe to do so. You must also stop when signaled to by a police officer or a flag person.