This is something that has been on my mind. The laws say something along the lines that you are to stop for 3 seconds at a stop sign. In practice however, this is often a waste of time. The “golden window of opportunity” may be when you first get to the sign and see someone a bit down the road possibly followed by other cars. If you wait the full 3 seconds you wind up waiting much longer due to the train of cars.
This law seems rather silly to me. We are to always follow the law, but this law is often pointless and the police don’t seem to really care about it. If it’s a sin, I’d assume it’s venial at worst, but I’m not sure.
A similar thing I’m wondering about is this. The law says you can’t cross the white lines in the side of the road. This is a major issue however as people turning left often stop till they can turn. The best course of action here is to pass them over the white line. If you don’t, people behind you will get mad and beep. Police also don’t seem to care about this one either.
The reason I ask these questions is because they’ve been in my mind lately. I’ve looked at an older thread and people said stuff like “Give to Ceasear what is Ceasear’s” which means we are to follow the law always. However, these things are so ridiculously minor that I fail to see how they could be so severe that they cut one off from God and put them in a state of Mortal sin.