Every day, thousands of bike riders across California slow as they approach stop signs. They look both ways. If there is traffic, they stop; if not, they roll safely through the intersection.
Right now, this is illegal under California law. The Bicycle Safety Stop Law (AB 122) would make this commonsense bike rider behavior legal.
A Delaware study found that the bicycle safety stop reduced collisions involving bikes at intersections by 23%.
Similarly, Idaho, which was the first to adopt a stop-as-yield law for bikes (the “Idaho stop”), has one of the best track records for bicycle safety in the nation.