This BLOG | WebSite | About Us | TN|Rumble

Quick Join Bike Walk Tennesee via Paypal

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Idaho Stop Law

Bicycles, Rolling Stops, and the Idaho Stop from Spencer Boomhower on Vimeo.
. . Currently, Idaho is the only state containing such a law, known as the "Idaho Stop", with no negative impact whatsoever on bicycle safety or crash statistics.  
. . Despite opposition from car insurance companies, a Utah House committee endorsed a HB155 that would allow bicyclists to treat stop signs as if they were yield signs. Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, D-Holladay, said the bill would make roads safer and would reflect what cyclists already do. She said allowing cyclists to merely slow and proceed when no cars are present allows them to be less wobbly when going through intersections.

1 comment:

  1. I can see a serious con to the proposal; namely, that cyclists can be accused of hypocrisy when demanding same rights on the same roads.