Bernthal, The Way It Oughta Be: Four Way Stops

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(KPLR) - It's been a while since I had to take the Missouri driver's license test.  I did let my license expire once so I had to re-take it, but I don't remember all the questions.  The one I do remember is what do when you enter a four way stop and which car has the right of way.

The answer is the car that arrived first.  The problem is it's more complicated than that.  At some intersections it seems everyone arrives at the same time.  That's when there's often a politeness showdown.  Each driver waving back to the other, you go first.  No, you go.

It's not covered in chapter 4 of the Missouri driving guide; but here's the deal folks, if someone offers the wave to go, then go.  Don't wave back, even it feels like the polite thing to do.  You will actually end up slowing down traffic even more.

Four way stops might be a pain but they shouldn't be unsolvable.

I'm JB and that's The Way It Oughta Be.