4 way stop 4 Cars at the same time, who goes first?


Today we are talking about the very fun 4 Way Stop intersection, which is a thing that not all countries have. People new to Canada often are confused by this type of intersection.

It’s not too difficult, though. You just need to learn what order to go, and take your turn when the time is right.

The 4-way stop intersection does not particularly exist in the motor vehicle act. But you can read more about it here and watch some video examples of real 4 way stops, too.

We must use our best judgment and be cautious and courteous at 4-way stops.

Technically we must follow the rules for stop signs, which merely indicate that you not proceed until you know it is safe.

I know, this is not very helpful information.

4 Way Stop 4 Cars

4 Way Stop 4 Cars, Omg

Don’t panic. What I would recommend if this happens to you frequently is to control the speed of your vehicle.

This way, you don’t stop at the exact same time as the other vehicles.

If you see 3 other vehicles approaching, you can simply slow down earlier than the other vehicles, and stop after them.

It is much easier to figure out who goes first, when there are only 3 cars.

As always, make a very obvious and clear stop – avoid rolling up to the stop sign so slowly that the other drivers aren’t sure when exactly you stopped.

Don’t give yourself whiplash, but do make it obvious; this can help as well.

Also, look at the direction the drivers say they want to go.

If all 4 cars want to go straight, that is a much larger problem than if they all want to turn right.

Read more:

4 Way Stops In Canada

5 Way Stop – Yes, It’s A Thing

7 of the World’s Wackiest Interchanges and Intersections


1 thought on “4 way stop 4 Cars at the same time, who goes first?”

  1. The person that gets to go first should be whoever is turning right. If all cars by some strange coincidence are all going straight and all arrive at the same time it should be whoever is farthest north. If by some other strange coincidence that two of the four stops are adjacent to North and are all going straight just get out of the car and flip for it because you’re just having one of those days if by some strange coincidence that coin lands on its side go buy a lottery ticket or just do best two out of three.

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