Why do people wait at a 4-way stop?

Let me explain… I drive to the intersection of a 4-way stop. Then, the person on one of the other stops decides to wait for me to stop. It seems obvious to me that if you got to it, and you already stopped, there shouldn’t be a need to wait until the next car arrives.

I guess some people are engulfed by fear because the other car might be Toyota or that the brakes have been tampered with. Either way if the other car is already slowing down you are not in any imminent danger. Just go right ahead, no need to make other people wait.

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