Do Cyclists Need to Stop For Stop Signs?
There’s nothing more likely to spark a debate between cycling enthusiasts and motorists than asking if riders should have to stop at stop signs. While New York and California law say those on bikes should obey all traffic laws, lights, and signage while on the road, there are some exceptions that create a better traffic situation for everyone.
So, what are the advantages and disadvantages of rolling through stop signs while on a bicycle? And should cyclists even have to stop, or should they be allowed to maintain momentum and proceed cautiously on through? Let’s examine this ongoing debate.