Enlightened ramblings of a minarchist libertarian with Objectivist tendencies

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

The Calculus of the 4-Way Stop

I love to drive. Generally speaking there isn't much that is more relaxing than jumping in my little convertible sports car and just driving. However, all the joy and relaxation is out the window anytime that I happen across the inexplicably most perplexing situation known to driving: the 4-way stop.

I say this not because I am an idiot, but because most other people seem to lose all faculties when they arrive at a 4-way stop at the same time as me. Unless they happen to be directly across from me (and even then at times), I can see this glazed over look in their eyes. It is almost as if someone just asked them to solve this:

Honestly, it isn't that complicated. For those who need a refresher check here.

I can only imagine the utter terror that a roundabout would bring to these poor souls lives.

Update: I just used this as my first post to Blog Critics.


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