What is the law on running a stop sign in South Carolina?

Running a stop sign in South Carolina is a serious traffic offense. The violation carries 4 license points in addition to a fine.

If you are convicted of a stop sign violation the officer or judge will have no control over the points assessed against your license or how it will impact your insurance rates.

Under South Carolina law stop has been defined as a "complete cessation of movement." This means that any type of rolling stop, even if done safely, is still a violation of the law.

Although there are no benefits to pleading "guilty" or "no contest" in Traffic Court there may be effective defenses available. This is especially true in cases where the charge resulted after a traffic accident.


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