If you are a cyclist, you know that the days of rolling through a stop sign without risking getting a ticket are long gone! There's good news.... California cyclists may soon be allowed to treat stop signs as yields according to a new bill.
Some call it the "Idaho Stop," but in California, we refer to it as the "California stop."
If you've never heard of it, here's how the California stop works: You approach a stop sign controlled intersection, you slow down, you see if there is any traffic coming and if there’s no traffic, you keep rolling safely through.
Currently, bicyclists running stop lights and stop signs is illegal, but Assembly Bill 122 would legalize the practice.
The California bill passed the legislature with bipartisan support and now awaits approval by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Concerns about teaching children bike safety has been the only pushback against the legalization.
California would only allow the practice for stop signs not for red lights.
Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air! Listen below...