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The Idaho Stop is Stopping by Other States

Posted on: Friday, September 7th, 2018

Bicycle Laws Bike laws are always transforming. Sometimes they focus on the safety requirements for bicyclists, such as under what circumstances a helmet is mandatory or when bicyclists should stay off the road. Other times, the laws are about penalties and precedents: some behaviors (like walking to cross a pedestrian lane) automatically put the burden […]

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Bicycle Law: Michigan Passes 3-Foot Passing Law for Cars Passing Cyclists

Posted on: Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Uncontested Votes Passes New Bicycle Law After a near uncontested vote, motorists throughout Michigan will now, by law, have to take greater care when passing cyclists on the road. Under this newly passed bicycle law, motorists will now be required to give at least a 3-foot clearance when passing a cyclist on the road unless […]

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Utah Becomes the Next State to Consider the Idaho Stop

Posted on: Friday, April 27th, 2018

Joining Colorado, Delaware, and a number of other states, Utah legislation has become the next state to consider passing the “Utah Yield” law for cyclists. While called a different name, there is no doubt that the Utah Yield follows the same rules as the Idaho Stop, something that has been in place for cyclists in […]

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California’s “Idaho Stop” Bill Enters Pilot Program

Posted on: Friday, March 9th, 2018

The bipartisan bill presented to California that could bring the “Idaho Stop,” or the ability for cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs have received a lot of attention. However, instead of trying to force the bill through or negotiating their way to a yes, for now, the authors have settled on another way […]

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State of Illinois To Allow Motorists to Pass Cyclists

Posted on: Thursday, March 1st, 2018

According to the┬áChicago Tribune, bike laws will be changing in the state of Illinois just in time for the new year. House Bill 1784 goes into effect on January 1, 2018 and will allow a motorist to “overtake and pass to the left of a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on a portion of […]

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