Right of way concern by motorist clarified by Sgt. Mowers
Ask a Trooper -- QUESTION: If I approach a two-way stop and intend to turn left onto the cross street (which has no stop sign), but have to wait for several seconds/minutes for cross traffic to clear, if someone approaches the opposite direction stop sign (across the street) and is going straight, once traffic clears, I’m still obligated to yield to the car coming at me through the intersection…right?
ANSWER: Paul, the person going straight generally has the right of way over the turning vehicle, but If they waive you through and it iis safe and clear it is not a big deal either as long as there is no crash! Thanks for asking. – Sgt. Curt Mowers, Minnesota State Patrol