idaho stop sign allowing bicycles to yield

Arizona Stop

Bringing the "Idaho Stop" to Arizona

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The Proposed Legislation

The Arizona Stop will include the following Provisions:

  1. Allow Bicyclists to treat a stop Light as though it were a stop sign.  At any red stop light, bicyclists would be allowed to proceed after they come to a complete stop and yield to any cross traffic.
  2. Allow Bicyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign.  At any stop sign, a bicyclist would be allowed to treat it as a yield sign.
  3. Allow Bicyclist to make a right on red without coming to a complete stop.  Especially for turning right into a bicycle lane.

Patterned after the Idaho Law

Here is the text of the Idaho Law:

49-720. STOPPING — TURN AND STOP SIGNALS. (1) A person operating a bicycle or human-powered vehicle approaching a stop sign shall slow down and, if required for safety, stop before entering the intersection. After slowing to a reasonable speed or stopping, the person shall yield the right-of- way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another highway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time the person is moving across or within the intersection or junction of highways, except that a person after slowing to a reasonable speed and yielding the right-of-way if required, may cautiously make a turn or proceed through the intersection without stopping.
(2) A person operating a bicycle or human-powered vehicle approaching a steady red traffic control light shall stop before entering the intersection and shall yield to all other traffic. Once the person has yielded, he may proceed through the steady red light with caution. Provided however, that a person after slowing to a reasonable speed and yielding the right-of-way if required, may cautiously make a right-hand turn. A left-hand turn onto a one-way highway may be made on a red light after stopping and yielding to other traffic.
(3) A person riding a bicycle shall comply with the provisions of section 49-643, Idaho Code.
(4) A signal of intention to turn right or left shall be giv
en during not less than the last one hundred (100) feet traveled by the bicycle before turning, provided that a signal by hand and arm need not be given if the hand is needed in the control or operation of the bicycle.

 

 

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