Four-way stops are used to control vehicle right-of-way at an intersection. They are not, as some might think, speed control devices. In fact, studies have shown that the installation of unwarranted four-way stop signs can lead to poor driver compliance as drivers become accustomed to not meeting opposing traffic at these locations.
A number of factors are considered before installing four-way stop signs. If you would like to have an intersection reviewed for a four-way stop, please send a written request to the address below or submit an email through the Traffic section of the Report a Problem page.
For more information, please see theStop and Yield Sign Policy.