not coming to a full stop at a stop sign or running it all together
"nice california stop,asshole"
by whoa there dude December 9, 2003
AKA the california rolling stop

The act of not completely stopping at a stop sign or a right hand turn, but rather 'rolling' through it by slowing down some.
*sees stop sign*
*looks for cops*
*sees none*
*makes a california stop*
by Hellfire December 2, 2004
The act of slowing down but not fully stopping while driving. Applies mostly to right hand turns at stopsigns.
Sarah got a ticket for making a California stop when turning right at the intersection.
by Shannon April 30, 2003
A California Stop is when you dont completely stop at a stop sign, you coast right through it.
Ashleigh made a California Stop at that stop sign and got a ticket.
by Brookelynne December 16, 2007
Slowing down, but not fully stopping at a stop sign. (Also known as a “Hollywood Stop” in Northern California)
“I almost hit that car!”
“That’s what happens when you do a California Stop!”
by knmjhytfdresawqWDRSFTHJ March 2, 2021
This is when a driver does not come to a complete stop at a stop sign, generally they slow down to about 5mph, then roll on through. Practiced in many states but got its name in California.
That little Honda driver did a california rolling stop, I almost hit him with my big Land Rover.
by takethathill August 20, 2006