Bicyclist Yield As Stop laws

Traffic Safety Pulse News

(NHTSA) Bicycling is an increasingly popular form of transportation that is economical, environmentally friendly, and provides important cardiovascular benefits. Many states have enacted bicycle traffic safety laws to improve safety for bicyclists. These laws restrict or punish certain motorist actions such as safe passing, promote safer practices among bicyclists such as mandatory helmet use, or treat bicyclists as a separate class of road user, as with the Idaho Stop law.

This study analyzed the effectiveness of these laws on safety to answer, “Should states and communities create separate laws that govern bicyclists on the roadways?” and “Do bicyclist-specific traffic safety laws protect them from motor-vehicle-related crash injuries and fatalities?” To read the full report, click here.