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%.
You might know the stop-as-yield as the Idaho stop because Idaho was the first state to legalize it, way back in 1982. It’s time for California to make the bicycle safety stop legal, too.