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Old Posted Feb 24, 2010, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Cirrus View Post
A better thing would be to adopt rules that makes sense from the cycling perspective, then pay attention to them.

I agree that cyclists shouldn't be going against red lights to jut in front of cars moving legally through a green, but cyclists might feel less entitled to do that if the law didn't say they have to come to a complete stop at every stop sign. When you're starting and stopping under your own power, that's hard to do - and unnecessary in lightly traveled areas.

So I'm with you, let's enforce the law, but first let's enact laws that make sense. Right now too many of our laws are written with cars in mind, to the exclusion of anything else.
Idaho (IIRC) has legalized rolling stops for cyclists at stop signs, providing there's no oncoming traffic. They become yield signs, more or less. It makes a ton of sense, particularly in residential areas.
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