When the braking of a car is left to one's choice due to an unnecessary stop sign.
Passenger: Did you just blow through that stop sign?

Driver: Oh, no worries. It was stoptional.
by Eberle, Nathaniel May 17, 2007
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A STOP sign that, as a result of the time of day, location, or driver's being in an extreme rush, is not considered by the driver to be mandatory.
Mike knew this STOP sign was Stoptional based on how badly he needed to get home and use the bathroom.
by Bucky Gangsta September 21, 2013
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1.Either blowing through a stop sign while driving a motor vehicle, or failing to come to a complete stop; rolling stop

2. A stop sign in the middle of nowhere with no law enforcement or other drivers in the vicinity.
The cop, sitting behind the bend, gave the woman a ticket for her stoptional at the intersection.

Driving 95mph on the emptpy country road, Micheal observed the stoptional and blew through the intersection.
by Slapshotjpm April 14, 2009
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Any stop sign with a white rim around it. Can be avoided if the driver so chooses to do so.
Cody: Hey jon, why is you stopping at that there red thing.
Jonny B: Cause cody, its a stop sign
Cody: No it ain't, it gots that white thingy around it
Jonny B: Good Call, Rules are for squares
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by Logan Harris October 24, 2008
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An optional stop sign. Usually found in bad neighborhoods or in rural areas.
by SRF87 June 26, 2020
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v. To fail to make a complete stop at a red light or stop sign, especially when turning.

Incorrectly recorded as a California Roll or California Stop.
To save gas and time I do not come to a complete stop at intersections, I treat them as stoptional and roll through at a low speed.
by The Urna Lenny April 7, 2009
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A stop sign that is seldom used and poorly enforced.
I never stop here, it is stoptional.
by Jeffrey Poolman July 24, 2008
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