SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) has introduced legislation that would allow bicyclists to travel through stop signs without stopping.
AB 1103 would allow bicyclists to slow as they approach a stop sign, assess the safety of proceeding, and “continue with caution” without making a full stop.
According to Obernolte, requiring bicyclists to make complete stops at stop signs “causes safety hazards for bicyclists since lost momentum results in more time spent in each intersection and greater potential for collision with vehicles.”
“This common sense bicycle law will increase safety by minimizing the potential for collision between cars and bicycles,” Obernolte said. “This measure will not only make bicyclists safer, but it will also protect motorists by diverting cyclists away from busy roadways.”
AB 1103 will be in print for 30 days before being referred to committee.