A friend asked me an interesting question. As you may be aware, stop signs are not enforceable (here in Canada) when on private property (like a shopping mall). So, a police officer cannot give you a ticket for running a stop sign if you do so (this shouldn’t be confused with not being responsible for other charge and certainly civil responsibility). What my friend asked me is whether a police officer could give him a ticket for running a stop sign in a parking lot heading out onto a public road (i.e. at the exit)?
My thoughts on this:
The sign is on private property, therefore it not enforceable.
The sign is dealing with the entry onto a public road, and is therefore enforceable.
Any lawyers have the answer, if not in Canada then in your jurisdiction?