All-Way Stop Requests

The Province of Ontario has established guidelines for the use of all regulatory traffic controls, signs, and pavement markings.

The purpose of an all-way stop is to control right-of-way at an intersection. They are not to be used as a speed control device. When all-way stops are implemented at unwarranted locations, there are several negative effects:

  • Driver frustration
  • Non-compliance at stop signs
  • Increases travel speed (to make up for lost time)
  • Increases idling and air pollution
  • Increases fuel consumption
  • Increases the potential for rear-end collisions
  • Creates a false sense of pedestrian/cyclist safety


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Parks, Forestry and Horticulture Operations

Joint Operations Centre
2800 Rutherford Rd.
Vaughan, ON L4K 2N9

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