Who goes first at a four way stop?

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By Jenni Hogan

The rules of the road at a four way stop can be quite complicated. The basic definition is that the first person to arrive gets the right of way. What if you arrive at the stop at the same time as another car?

WSP confirms that is when you give way to the person to your right.

Viewer comments:

Cecil says:
Just a little clarification on your explanation of the four way stop rule:
1. First to arrive should right away
2. If two or three stop at same time, yield to one on the right.
3. When four arrive and stop at same time, right away should be give to first one that moves toward intersection.

Zack says:
I have always given way to the car that looks the biggest.

Thanks for your comments. It does get interesting if all four people arrive at the same time or if one person encounters a pedestrian walking in front of them. Remember to give way to the pedestrians and always take a second or two before you creep out to cross the intersection, just to make sure no one else is confused that it is your turn.

p.s. I am pretty sure Zack was joking.  

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