Join CalBike in Rallying to Make the Bicycle Safety Stop Legal in California in 2023
It’s time for California to join many other states and the NHTSA and recognize the value of stop-as-yield for bikes.
It’s safe. It’s smart. It’s common sense.
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, but it shouldn’t be. That’s why CalBike and our allies continue to advocate for a change in the law allowing people on bikes to treat stop signs as yields in California. It’s high on our agenda for 2023.
Data from Delaware shows that collisions involving bikes at intersections went down by 23% after the state adopted the bicycle safety stop.
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. Sign the petition to tell Governor Newsom to legalize the safety stop.
Thank you to Spencer Boomhower for the animation, originally created to promote the Idaho stop in Oregon.