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Pavement Markings: Stop Lines (Stop Bars)

Stop lines, also called stop bars, are 24 inch-wide, solid white lines extending across all lanes in one direction to indicate where to stop.

Stop Lines


  • Provides motorists with an additional visual reminder to stop or yield
  • Gives guidance on where to stop before entering the intersection


  • Markings require continuous maintenance
  • Not as effective when markings are faded

Eligibility Considerations

  • Poor sight distance from a stop or yield-controlled approach to an intersection
  • Accident trend that may be corrected by marking stop lines


Reduced Speed One Star   Reduced Volume No Star
Enhanced Safety One Star   Maintenance Three Star

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