Re: Stop Sign Two Car Lengths Behind Corner
You can contact the Texas Dept of Transportation for a copy of the Traffic & Engineering report wherein you'll find the reasoning/justification as to why the sign is placed that far back from the intersection. I highly doubt it was placed there randomly or in error.
Here's the Texas Transportation Code regulating Stop signs:
Sec. 544.010. STOP SIGNS AND YIELD SIGNS.
(a) Unless directed to proceed by a police officer or traffic-control signal, the operator of a vehicle or streetcar approaching an intersection with a stop sign shall stop as provided by Subsection (c).
(b) If safety requires, the operator of a vehicle approaching a yield sign shall stop as provided by Subsection (c).
(c) An operator required to stop by this section shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection. In the absence of a crosswalk, the operator shall stop at a clearly marked stop line. In the absence of a stop line, the operator shall stop at the place nearest the intersecting roadway where the operator has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
To me, that means that a driver must make a FULL stop AT or before the Stop sign/Crosswalk/Marked Stop line (not 2 car lengths ahead of it), and then proceed forward, if needed, to check for pedestrians and/or cross traffic and then proceed through the intersection.
But, your husband is free to make whatever argument he sees fit before the court.
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!