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June 14, 2005



We often see this traffic sign while driving in Vancouver or the western part of North America. It is a special traffic rule which we don't have in Japan. When we see this sign in our cars, we have to stop awhile, checking other traffic on our left, right, and ahead. If we have another vehicle which has stopped before us, that vehicle has the right of way. We have to yield. If another vehicle stops at the same time as us, the vehicle on the right has the right of way. I don't know what to do if four vehicles from different directions arrive at an intersection at the same time. And if we had pedestrians, who have the highest priority, it becomes even more confusing. I think this 4way stop rule works only when we have few vehicles. As you know, in Vancouver, the number of cars is increasing year by year and this special rule is getting ineffective.

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