There are four-way stops at each end of my block, but in eight years here I’ve seen more than two cars at the intersection exactly once.
Which is probably a good thing, given the general behavior of state drivers encountering these mystifying creations:
[S]ome people around here do not understand the concept of a four-way stop. The first car arriving goes first. Than the next car. YOU TAKE TURNS. I’ve run into people who decide to be “generous” and wave others through (messing up the order) or, worse, who decide that four-way stop means, “The most impatient person goes first.”
If you’re not from around here and are puzzled by the concept if you are from around here, we assume by default that you’re puzzled by the concept here’s a brief tutorial on how it’s supposed to work.