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Specific driving question re stop sign

Coming from the south, trying to get onto Constituyentes to go to Mega, when you get over the first bridge and merge onto 50 Norte to stay on the ground street and not take the second bridge, there’s a stop sign. Who is the stop sign for? The cars merging off the bridge? Or the cars already on 50th on the ground? Trying to avoid either getting rear ended by stopping when I shouldn’t, or hitting someone because I didn’t stop when I should have. Thanks in advance.
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Coming from the south, trying to get onto Constituyentes to go to Mega, when you get over the first bridge and merge onto 50 Norte to stay on the ground street and not take the second bridge, there’s a stop sign. Who is the stop sign for? The cars merging off the bridge? Or the cars already on 50th on the ground? Trying to avoid either getting rear ended by stopping when I shouldn’t, or hitting someone because I didn’t stop when I should have. Thanks in advance.
Stop signs in Mexico are generally treated as Yield signs - if you stop at a Stop sign you may be at high risk of being rear-ended, just as you feared - so the most practical advice I can think of is to treat a Stop sign the way Mexican drivers treat it - look carefully, proceed without fully stopping, and yield to traffic. Stop lights on the other hand, REQUIRE that you stop. Whats's the legal difference? Beats me, but that seems to be how it's done...(When in Rome, do as the Romanians do)

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Coming from the south, trying to get onto Constituyentes to go to Mega, when you get over the first bridge and merge onto 50 Norte to stay on the ground street and not take the second bridge, there’s a stop sign. Who is the stop sign for? The cars merging off the bridge? Or the cars already on 50th on the ground? Trying to avoid either getting rear ended by stopping when I shouldn’t, or hitting someone because I didn’t stop when I should have. Thanks in advance.


People coming off of the highway have the right of way. The stop sign is for the people on the ground. But yes, as the other response mentioned, stop signs don't always mean people are going to stop.
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Stop signs seem to be in place not so that people will stop but rather perhaps in order to identify who can be blamed in the event of an accident.
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Stop signs seem to be in place not so that people will stop but rather perhaps in order to identify who can be blamed in the event of an accident.
Ain't it the truth!! Got to fill those coffers...
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