Bicycles, Rolling Stops, and the Idaho Stop Law
Wed, 04/15/2009 - 12:00pm | by mlang
Like in Oregon, the Minnesota State Legislature is considering new legislation similar to a law in Idaho that allows bicyclists to treat stop signs as yeild signs. There is much emotion and misunderstanding about this law as it's discussed and debated by various city Public Works departments and other citizens across Minnesota.
Bicycles, Rolling Stops, and the Idaho Stop from Spencer Boomhower on Vimeo is an informative animation that clearly explains what the rights and responsibilities of a bicyclist would be in Oregon under their proposed legislation. According to Bike Portland, Spencer says he hopes the video makes its way to legislators in Salem who are still pondering the Idaho Stop Law.
It might be a good idea to get this video in front of some Minnesota legislators in Saint Paul as well. . .