Four Way Stop Now in Place at Intersection of Rutledge Street and Market Street
Additional stop signs have been installed at the intersection of Rutledge Street and Market Street in Downtown Camden, changing the intersection from a two-way stop intersection to a four-way stop intersection.
This was at the recommendation of the Camden Police Department and approval from the South Carolina Department of Transportation, after multiple accidents at this intersection in recent months.
Camden Police officers will be present at the intersection as residents and local travelers adjust to the change.
As with all four-way stop intersections, the first car to arrive at the intersection receives the right of way. When two vehicles arrive at a four-way stop at the same time and are side-by-side at the intersection, typically the vehicle to the right has the right of way. When two vehicles arrive at a 4-way stop at the same time and are located head-to-head, the vehicle continuing straight across the intersection has the right of way. If one vehicle intends to turn right and the other left, the vehicle turning right has the right of way. The use of turn signals, while required by law in all manner of maneuvering your vehicle, is especially important at four-way stop intersections.