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To: topher

Question for you. Do people on bicycles need to obey the traffic signals (red lights, stop signs, etc) or is there another rule for people on bikes versus cars or pedestrians? For example, are bikers allowed to run red lights because they are on bikes, or should they stop, too?


3 posted on 02/23/2013 12:15:21 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: FamiliarFace

Yes, bicyclists should stop, too.

I do.


5 posted on 02/23/2013 12:17:52 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: FamiliarFace
There are supposed to (and should). I do stop for red lights. Period.

Bicycles should stop for lights and follow traffic rules. And pedestrians should also avoid jaywalking

There is even one busy street that I will get off the bicycle and cross with the WALK light (for pedestrians) just because people will make left turns.

Stop signs are another issue -- for if I come to a stop on a bicycle, I will block traffic with the time it takes me to get to a reasonable speed.

I do cheat on stop signs (4 way stops) as I am going so slowly.

In the 1970's (in Orange County, California), I needed to get across 6 lanes of traffic and two sets of double yellow lines.

An Irvine Policeman cited me for that as a moving violation.

In some places, the police will cite bicycles.

In this city, the police will warn bicycles not to ride on the sidewalks downtown, and force them to ride in the streets.

A general rule ANYWHERE is that it is against the law for bicycles to ride on the sidewalk.

However, I do that for the sake of safety on some very busy roads

7 posted on 02/23/2013 12:25:43 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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