Re: Stop Sign Two Car Lengths Behind Corner
I agree with Sir That Guy. In fact, here is a four-way stop near where I work. The stop line on the left is almost 60 feet from the near edge of the intersection. The other stop lines are around 50 back from their respective edges.
The reason, as you can see in the aerial view, is that there are a LOT of semi's that travel through the area. Placing the stop lines that far back makes it much easier for them to turn. As you can also see, if you were approaching from the left, you would have difficulty "seeing" any traffic approaching from the north side of the intersection, due to the trees and shrubs. So, as TG suggested, the correct procedure is stop at the line, then ease forward until you CAN see.
Where am I going? And why am I in this handbasket?