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Drive a car? Ride a bike? Read this.

New statewide law impacts how bicyclists treat red lights and stop signs

Posted on April 29, 2022 2022Breaking NewsDC OutdoorsPublic SafetyTransportation


If you drive a car or ride a bicycle, there is a new law for you to know.

Gov. Jared Polis on April 13 signed legislation that allows bicyclists over 15 years old to treat traffic signals as stop signs and stop signs as yield signs. More commonly known as the Colorado Safety Stop or the Idaho Stop, the law is effective immediately.

Here’s what to know:

Drivers and bicyclists look twice at intersections and watch out for each other.

The Colorado Department of Transportation is charged with updating the Colorado Driver Handbook and providing educational materials to schools for those under 18 years old.

For other bicycle safety resources, visit CDOT’s website.

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