Sign of the week: No stopping

Sign of the Week is a weekly feature here on the SenSen Driving School blog that demystifies some common head-scratching signs you’ll see as a driver.


This week we will be discussing the “no stopping” signs. These signs are typically located near the edge of all intersections and other specific places where vehicles shouldn’t stop. “No stopping” signs are put up near and around intersections to ensure parked cars don’t get too close to the edge of the intersections. These signs help with turning lanes to aid in traffic flow and to keep traffic moving.

These signs are specifically and strategically placed to avoid hindering the traffic flow. Sometimes these signs tell you there is no stopping between this sign and to the left or right of it. Or sometimes the sign can tell you there is no stopping on either side of it.

There are also similar signs that have a time restriction on them. These are very typical around the city and usually restrict people from parking on main roads during rush hour—typically between 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., or 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

As you are practicing with your driving instructor or supervisor, you will undoubtedly see these signs around town. Discuss this topic with them so you can get a better understanding of how these signs are positioned and why they are put there in the first place.

As always, please feel free to contact us at SenSen Driving School if you have any questions or concerns.


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