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Delaware Adopts Part of 'Idaho Stop' Bike Law

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- Bicyclists riding in green-painted "bike boxes" in downtown Boise. -  - HARRISON BERRY
  • Harrison Berry
  • Bicyclists riding in green-painted "bike boxes" in downtown Boise.
The infamous "Idaho Stop" law allows Idaho bicyclists to treat red lights like stop signs and stop signs like yield signs. It was unique to the Gem State for a long time but on Oct. 5, Delaware Governor John Carney signed into law House Bill 185, which isn't as expansive as the Idaho Stop law, but does allow Delawareans to treat stop signs like yield signs.

The bill was part of the broader Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act. According to the Dover Post, sponsors of the bill meant for it to make the roads safer for bicyclists and "reduce law enforcement requirements regarding misunderstood or unnecessary laws."

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