New bill could mean California cyclists won't have to stop at stop signs

A proposed bill would allow cyclists to yield to other road users at stop signs instead of coming to a complete stop

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A new California bill would make it legal for cyclists throughout the state to treat stop signs as yield signs.

Assembly Bill 1103 in California would “authorize a person operating a bicycle approaching a stop sign, after slowing to a reasonable speed and yielding the right-of-way, to cautiously make a turn or proceed through the intersection without stopping, unless safety considerations require otherwise.”

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