• The “Idaho Stop” 30 Years Later

    by  • September 9, 2013 • Legal and Enforcement, Legislation and Policy, Traffic Control • 2 Comments

    Nobody understands momentum better than cyclists. That’s why, even 30 years  after Idaho passed it’s “Idaho Stop” law, this issue has never gone away.

    by Ken Mcleod
    Published at League of American Bicyclists
    August 22, 2013


    Idaho passed its law allowing bicyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs and red lights as stop signs in 1982. Since that time many bicycling advocates have attempted to spread this law to other states, and have been met with strong resistance. These efforts continue, as recently as this summer, and the strides that cyclists have made since the early 80s have not lessened the calls for this reform.

    More than 30 years after Idaho passed its law, the evidence suggests that it is a safe and effective reform.

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    2 Responses to The “Idaho Stop” 30 Years Later

    1. Alex Durnan
      April 25, 2014 at 11:42 pm

      Any legislator in Delaware brave enough to propose this yet? Its a common sense rule, and how most cyclists operate anyway.

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