Image

4 way stop signs ahhhhh

Got in a Mexican stand off at a four way stop signs.
4 of us got there pretty much the same time. 4 of us sitting there looking at each other. 4 of us inching forward. 1 of us finally stuck his head out the car and said "I'll wait...you go first".
Most stupid Road Authority initiative I have ever seen in relation to road signs. What kind of a genius dreamed that one up.
Surely it's not rocket science to figure out which of the cross roads has the least traffic. I know at this intersection, one is a medium density road and the other smaller residental access. Gee, that was hard.
I think perhaps it time to put new bottoms in seats. Then again, it may be a case of better the devil you know.
Cheers, Maria

Last reply: 28th Sep 2012 / 13 replies / Post by MariaG

Reply to this topic

Replies

youi

Posted by: youi
Posted: 1st Mar 2011

youi says: Have 1 not far from home and agree with you RTA tells me 1st one to move has right of way Ha Ha. Nrma suggests contacting local council and they might rectify.The one near home has very light traffic in either direction. Reply

Ozbev

Posted by: Ozbev
Posted: 16th Mar 2011

Ozbev says: Sounds like they are fairly polite... I hate to say it but there are most that would simply say I'm going through and stuff you.
I have yet to find an intersection that has a 4 way stop sign situation. We may have them in WA, but I haven't come across one yet... but to be honest I think that may stop some of the carnage. If there is a 4 way stop sign at some of our black spot intersections, it may save lives.
I grew up in SA and have driven a lot in Vic and NSW but have found that WA drivers are mostly territorial, aggressive and exhibit the most stupidest road rage I have experienced from any of the states I have driven in.
If you make moves to change change lanes most WA drivers will accelerate to stop you from moving over...but there are a lot that will let you in... but if there is enough space, surely that would be the best alternative.
So, my concern would be with a 4 way stop sign in WA is that no driver would give an inch. Even if they saw someone had entered first, I wonder if they would given in or risk a collision...sadly I think the collision would be what would happen. Reply

rob

Posted by: rob
Posted: 17th Mar 2011

rob says: my goodness, perhaps you could ask the traffic authority if they have any give way signs and if so could they send you two on the condition that they are put on the correct roads. Reply

ted

Posted by: ted
Posted: 19th Mar 2011

ted says: I can honestly say that I can't remember driving into or onto 4 way stop signs and too be honest I would use the old right of way code give way to the right! Reply

MariaG

Posted by: MariaG
Posted: 19th Mar 2011

ted says: I can honestly say that I can't remember driving into or onto 4 way stop signs and too be honest I would use the old right of way code give way to the right!

MariaG says: I always subscribe to the old "give way to the right" rule as well. In this instance however, there are four stop signs on a cross intersection and 4 cars arrived almost at the same time. Everyone has a car on their right. Imagine the dumb looks. If I had a recorder I'd have filmed it. 4 stop signs on a cross intersection is yet another example of stupid planners and desk jockeys with nothing to do. Reply

ted

Posted by: ted
Posted: 19th Mar 2011

MariaG says: I always subscribe to the old "give way to the right" rule as well. In this instance however, there are four stop signs on a cross intersection and 4 cars arrived almost at the same time. ...

ted says: Australia is a land of missed oppurtunities,we have too many levels of Government with too many politicians and"public servants" who's only aim is to serve themselves and make a name for their stupid mistakes that they call laws. It is a pity that a very large vehicle did not make a mistake making the turn and knock one or more down, but that does not help you and I really do feel sorry for you, if you don't stop you can get booked and when you do you get a few more grey hairs from worry. Reply

cmcclellau

Posted by: cmcclellau
Posted: 20th Apr 2011

cmcclellau says: Much better than a stop sign I have to drive through every day on the way to work. It's a S-T-O-P sign, but there's nothing to stop for (you can only turn left or go straight and 99% of traffic turn left .... the road only goes straight or left, there is no road coming in on the right) and most people drive straight through the stop sign doing about 40k's. I rang the Council, they say it's not a problem and the Police control the stop sign, I rang the police and they don't see the problem. Some times I feel like going back at night and removing the sign and see how long it takes to replace ;) Reply

MariaG

Posted by: MariaG
Posted: 20th Apr 2011

cmcclellau says: Much better than a stop sign I have to drive through every day on the way to work. It's a S-T-O-P sign, but there's nothing to stop for (you can only turn left or go straight and 99% of traffic...

MariaG says: Yet another example of authorities playing the 3 monkeys routine. Why have a stop sign in that situation is something the logical person would ask. I guess the key word is "logical".
I'll keep my eye out in the news reports for a STOP SIGN NINJA spiriting signs away in the dead of night. I know how you feel. Reply

matticooper

Posted by: matticooper
Posted: 23rd Apr 2011

cmcclellau says: Much better than a stop sign I have to drive through every day on the way to work. It's a S-T-O-P sign, but there's nothing to stop for (you can only turn left or go straight and 99% of traffic...

matticooper says: Either the council nor the Police won't see it as a problem until there is a myriad of accidents at that location and there's a necessity for a change. In an old neighbourhood I think there is a 4-way stop sign and it's the council's/police's way of slowing down the traffic (i.e. Hoons). And for the minority, we all have to sacrifice our sanity. Reply

mummy2jj

Posted by: mummy2jj
Posted: 25th Apr 2011

mummy2jj says: what a ridiculous situation of a four way stop sign.... who thought up that one. did they consult the road laws book at all! Reply

egg & co

Posted by: egg & co
Posted: 5th May 2011

egg & co says: I think you will like this one. Several years ago in Wollongong, we had a T junction with a " NO LEFT TURN " sign and a " NO RIGHT TURN" sign on the leg of the T junction, which meant that to be legal, every driver was supposed to turn around and find another way to get out of the street. The only problem was that there was no other exit from the street. It took several weeks of photos in the local papers before the situation was fixed. And at the same time, not more than 10 minutes drive away was also a 4 way intersection with STOP signs on each leg of the intersection. Reply

builderbob

Posted by: builderbob
Posted: 5th May 2011

builderbob says: Looks to me like the signs are working. You are still alive tonight, along with the other 3 drivers cheers Bob Reply

Meisjosie

Posted by: Meisjosie
Posted: 28th Sep 2012

Meisjosie says: Ha funny to see this was in Newcastle at the beginning of the week and took kids to a park in Lockyer street and at each intersection (there was 3 from the start of the street untill I got to the park) there were 4 stop signs on all three intersections but whilst driving how many cars did I see???? NONE and how many cars did I notice driving while at the park???? I think it was 6 in the hour oh that's including the 2 other mums that left the park!!! Stupid I thought that was why they invented round abouts but that's another subject lol Reply

Create a new topic to discuss