Does "STOP" painted on the road have legal effect?

Asked over 2 years ago - Annapolis, MD

White line with "STOP" painted on road. No stop sign or traffic signal. Can you be ticketed for not stopping, or is this basically a fake stop sign?

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  1. Jonathan Neal Portner


    Contributor Level 14


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    Answered . I doubt its a fake stop sign. It doesnt sound like something from the state of Maryland or a county.i would need to see a picture .I think you have an arguement against ticketing.

    Jonathan N. Portner, Esquire, Portner & Shure, P.A. Maryland and Virginia Personal Injury Attorneys. This... more
  2. Richard Alan Simmons

    Contributor Level 11


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    Answered . It depends. To be a properly placed traffic control device, it must be placed by the political subdivision that has jurisdiction.

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  3. Robert A. Stumpf

    Contributor Level 19


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . It depends in part on who painted it.

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