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(a) A person operating a bicycle or electric assisted bicycle approaching a stop sign shall slow down and, if required for safety, stop before entering the intersection. After slowing to a reasonable speed or stopping, the person shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another street so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time the person is moving across or within the intersection or junction of streets, except that a person, after slowing to a reasonable speed and yielding the right-of-way if required, may cautiously make a turn or proceed through the intersection without stopping.
(b) A person operating a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle approaching a steady red traffic control signal shall stop before entering the intersection, except that a person after slowing to a reasonable speed and yielding the right of way if required, may cautiously make a right hand turn without stopping or may cautiously make a left hand turn onto a one-way roadway without stopping.
This video, originally created for the state of Oregon, sums up finer points of the ordinance and the benefits to the citizens of Punta Gorda.
The following is a powerpoint presentation that expounds on a study done by Jason N. Meggs, M.C.P., M.P.H. Sustainability & Health Consultant to determine the effects of the Idaho Stop Law after 27 years of existance. The Idaho Law was enacted in 1982 and as such now has 33 years of empirical data supporting the benefits it brings to cycling and to the community it serves.
Please contact your local representative and ask them to support cycling for transportation, health, recreation and all the other benefits that derive from this activity.
The original Jason Meggs report is here.