That driver must have been as blind as a bat.
Those are the first thoughts that you might have upon witnessing a driver that blows through a stop sign. In that same instant, you probably are also thankful that no one got hurt. Whenever a driver opts to ignore or omit stopping at a stop sign, the chances of a calamity are pretty high. The kind of ultimate tragedy that comes to mind involves the shameful driver striking a pedestrian or ramming into another vehicle.
Government statistics suggest that perhaps 20% of all traffic fatalities are annually due to running a stop sign (considered a failure-to-stop or possibly a failure-to-yield, see my collection of driving related stats at this link here).
Take a moment to give that some serious and somber thought. Stop signs are important and whenever you are near one, you have to be wary of