2 Way Stops
When you approach an intersection that has a stop sign but it does not have an ALL WAY or 4-Way written below it then you know that the through street does not have a stop sign. You can verify this but looking over to where their stop sign would have been if they had one. You need to make a full stop before the stop line and scan for any pedestrians in the crosswalk area or approaching the cross walk. If none are present you can proceed to creep forward if necessary to gain a better viewing angle of the cross traffic. However, if you see a vehicle on the through road approaching from the right side indicating that they’re turning left into the street that you’re in then you’ll want to avoid pulling forward so as to make it easier for them to make their turn. However, if you’ve already crept forward and then they show up then don’t reverse back. Only proceed to make your turn or continue straight if you’re reasonably sure that by making your move you will not impede traffic on the through street. If you come up to a 2 way stop and there is a vehicle across from you that’s planning on going straight through and you’re turning left then they have the right of way. However if you’re already in the intersection then go ahead and finish your turn and they must yield to you. If you’re ever not sure who should go first then yield the right of way to the other person.
Who has the right of way at a 2 way stop intersection?
The traffic on the road that has no stop has the right of way so if you have a stop sign, you must wait till there is a safe gap at the intersection before making a turn or going straight through. If you are at a 2 way stop wanting to go straight through and the car across from you is also at their stop but they want to make a left hand turn (turning in front of you) they should wait until you have cleared the intersection. The only exception is if the vehicle has already started their turn (in other words has entered the intersection) at which point you should wait until they have completed their turn.