Bicycle Rolling Stop Animation – Idaho Stop Law

Check out Urban Velo’s post about a new proposed bike law in Oregon based on a law that now exists in Idaho. It allows cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs, so they don’t have to loose momentum by coming to a complete stop when the intersection is clear. But it does continue to make “flying through a stop sign” illegal and increases the fine.

In New Orleans, I’m pretty sure 95% of us already treat stop signs as yield signs, but there are a good 5% or so percent that don’t stop or yield – they just fly right through causing dangerous situations for themselves, drivers, and pedestrians. Perhaps legalizing rolling stops for cyclists and taking on a strong public advertising campaign to explain the law would help with the situation. Apparently, the rolling stop law has worked really well in Idaho and the state overall has a very good bike safety record.

Bicycle Rolling Stop Animation – Idaho Stop Law

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

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2 responses to “Bicycle Rolling Stop Animation – Idaho Stop Law

  1. I’m sure the entire state of Idaho has less drunks than Orleans Parish – might have something to do with the effectiveness of this. 😉

  2. Lauren Rae Sullivan

    Perhaps. Still, I like my rolling stops to be legal, not just tolerated.

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