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Police, bicyclists say new 'Idaho Stop' law won't be big change


January 15, 2020

Local police say a new bike law, passed last year by the legislature, will give cyclists a little more latitude at stop signs than they’ve had in the past, but not much will change from a law enforcement perspective.

The law, which many backers have tabbed the “Idaho Stop” rule, is patterned after one passed in 1982 in Idaho. It allows bicyclists to essentially treat stop signs as yield signs at intersections – if no one is coming, they can roll through.

“In the past, the requirement for bicyclists was to follow the rules of the road a vehicle would have to follow,” said Sweet...

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