Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Idaho stop law

Bike advocates in Oregon are working for passage of an Idaho Stop law. It's called the Idaho Stop law because "in 1982, the Idaho legislature passed a law that allowed bicyclists to treat stop signs as yield and not always come to a complete stop" (from the BikePortland Idaho Stop Law FAQ).

Most cyclists don't come to a full stop at stop signs; they slow, check for oncoming traffic, then proceed cautiously. Some cyclists proceed not so cautiously, as do many motorists. The FAQ does a good job of explaining the nuances of the proposed law, but the video below does a much better job of visualizing how the law would work and why cyclists prefer to maintain some forward momentum at a stop sign.

Bicycles, Rolling Stops, and the Idaho Stop from Spencer Boomhower on Vimeo.


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