Four Way Stops

DriveSmartBC LogoWho goes first at a 4 way stop? The concept should be simple, first to stop, first to go. However, when more than one driver stops at the same time the situation becomes a bit more complicated. Do you know who to give the right of way to?

The law concerning stopping at intersections is found in Section 186 of the Motor Vehicle Act (MVA). Slowing down and rolling through the intersection without stopping just confuses the situation. Don't do it!

Our provincial driver's manual, Learn to Drive Smart, explains four way stops briefly on page 46:

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