Take Our Poll: Should Bicyclists Be Required To Stop At Signs?
A new law takes effect today in Washington State and it's got some folks frustrated.
I can agree that it doesn't make a lot of sense because I personally think cyclists need to adhere to the rules of the road like a motorist but maybe there is a good reason behind the new law.
I'm not an avid bicyclist so there must be a reason for the law so let's discuss.
We also have a poll for you to take to let us know how you feel about the new law.
"The study found that cities with Safety Stop laws had 14.5% fewer bicycle injuries one year after adoption, and 30.4% better overall bicycle safety than similar cities.
The Benton County Sheriff's Department posted a clarification on the new law:
This exemption does not give bicyclists the right to disregard traffic. You are still required to yield to other traffic at an intersection with a stop sign. Bicyclists are still required to come to a complete stop for school bus stop signs or for railroad crossings.