Stopping at Wal-Mart parking lot stop signs?
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It is unlikely, but it is possible. Some parts of some shopping centers actually are dedicated streets, so the local constabulary may be able to enforce traffic violations in those areas. However, the individual who did not care for your driving practices would not be able to give you a ticket, nor would his turning you in result in you receiving a ticket.
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You will want to see if the municipal ordinance lists that location as a controlled stop. If not, then it's probably not a violation.
Anyone can put up a stop sign on their property, but that doesn't mean it's a violation to pass it, obviously it has to be placed by an official party. If you are in a private lot, it's a good idea to stop anyway, because other people (like this guy) are probably using it as a guide. You won't get a ticket, but you don't want to hit anyone, either.
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