The premise: bikes don't stop at stop signs.
To most people, this is probably a pretty obvious conclusion. Personally, on my bike, I only stop at stop signs if there is something to stop for. No cars, no bikes, no pedestrians, I go.
I suspected - but did not have proof - that motorists did the same thing.
I enlisted the help of two senior statisticians:
And we headed off to the all-way stop near our house in Whitby.
We hung out there for awhile, until my statisticians demanded their compensation (a trip to the playground).
12 stops, 39 non-stops. Pretty close to the Star's discovery with cyclists, only motorists don't have the "clip out" excuse. Some of them almost stopped, slowed to a creep, but many just looked around and blew right through.
Oh, and there were 2 cyclists not included in the tally. They didn't stop.
I asked my oldest daughter what she learned. She replied "I learned that most people don't obey the law!". I'm not sure that's a lesson I really wanted to teach her so young... but here we are!