Clearly, getting hit by a car is not high on bicyclists priority list. Clearly, a stop sign states without equivocation that the right of way belongs to the other guy. Clearly, attempting to take the right of way in violation of a stop sign can get you killed, and deservedly. Beyond this, what point is there to make to a bicyclist regarding a stop sign? Since shoulder surgery (actually TRIPLE shoulder surgery) six months ago, I have covered 1200 miles on my bike. In the six month previous, I covered 1800 miles. I NEVER stop at a stop sign, unless I have another reason. I treat a stop sign as if it were a yield sign. And I am wrong because, WHY? Addressing scofflaws, it is a fact that a driver is required to pass a bicycle at least so far away so as to NOT have to swerve if I fall in his direction AND STILL not hit me. How many drivers do this? And how many treat bicyclists the same as any other piece of trash on the road - as if hitting it might damage the car? As if just missing is plenty good enough? As if a bicyclist is in a dangerous place HE OUGHT NOT BE IN, and whatever happens to him is his own damn fault?