4 Way Stop Etiquette

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by BryonLewis, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Mat

    Mat Long timer

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    A simple solution would be a roundabout. Or if that is overkill, the vehicle from the right has the right of way. That way no one has to stop if there is no traffic.

    But as things are, once someone waves me on, I don't hesitate and just go and wave a thank-you. That way everyone is happy and no time is wasted.
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  2. Sabre

    Sabre PrĂȘt? Allez!

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    Carlin had it right. Further, under the law, if you wave someone into traffic and they become involved in a crash, you assume some percentage of liability.

    I just stare at the ignorant sheep who are waving at me. If they keep insisting, I point sharply back at them. I just don't want to be anywhere near crossing in front of one of these tentative, nervous assholes.
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  3. henshao

    henshao Bained

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    Who stops at stop signs anyway?
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  4. pretbek

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    It's as if no one knows the abbreviation (Symbolic Tap On Pedal) that it stands for. Sheesh.

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  5. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    The only time I accept the invitation to go first is if the other vehicle and I are the only vehicles at the intersection. That way there is nobody there to hit me, except the person that waved me through, and they have the same chance of hitting me either way... Otherwise, I use the "ignore and look the other way" tactic until they or somebody else goes.
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