It was the middle of the night and I was riding my bike at a modest speed. I come to a well-lit intersection and, having a clear view both ways down the road and seeing no cars in sight, I cruise right through the stop sign. Then a woman on the sidewalk yelled at me for running a stop sign.
Now there were no pedestrians anywhere near the crosswalk and no cars in sight from any direction. The only way a problem could have arisen was if a passing airplane dropped a car from the sky on top of me.
Now I also know that 100% of all drivers break the law when it comes to uncontrolled T-intersections, because nobody treats them like a 3-way yield (which is the law in Alberta). It's an unwritten (illegal) rule that whoever is going straight along the top of the T goes through without yielding. Nobody follows the law in this case because you'd risk causing an accident if you tried to. But nobody yells at drivers when they break that law.
So, since I'm admitting I may be wrong, I'm asking here: was I truly in the wrong? I know I literally was breaking the law, but what I did is no more dangerous than turning the car engine over before putting on your seatbelt, which is also illegal.
Here's my view as I entered the intersection: