The Traffic Stop: Entering Roadway from Alley and Private Driveways

By MPD Sergeant Mo Hawkinson
September 02, 2016

Entering Roadway from an Alley/Private Drive

(STO #80 & # 60 & KSA 8-1555 & 1529…find exact wording at these links: &

This is a SAFETY issue —plain and simple! The reason for this law is to cause a driver to ***LOOK and YIELD*** before entering the roadway.

Check for cross traffic and pedestrians. The McPherson KS Police Department works many crashes where a driver is leaving private property and fails to spend the time to look both ways and check blind spots.

Remember collisions are avoidable and those two simple actions are VERY IMPORTANT! In McPherson, failure to do so is a moving violation, punishable by a $60 fine and a $78 Municipal Court Cost.

On most Tuesdays, MPD addresses a topic dealing with traffic enforcement in the City of McPherson. This week with training on Tuesday and flooding on Wednesday, it’s a little late.

The Traffic Section of Patrol Bureau organizes “The Traffic Stop.” Is there a topic you would like to see in a future “Traffic Stop”? Send your suggestions to us via private message on Facebook at McPherson KS Police Department.