Lawmaker proposes new biking regulations

State Rep. Antonio Reynoso introduced a biking safety resolution to City Council Thursday. Reynoso says he wants to allow bike riders to be able to treat red lights like stop signs, and treat stop

News 12 Staff

Dec 4, 2015, 5:19 AM

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Lawmaker proposes new biking regulations
State Rep. Antonio Reynoso introduced a biking safety resolution to City Council Thursday.
Reynoso says he wants to allow bike riders to be able to treat red lights like stop signs, and treat stop signs like yield signs.
The councilman, who is an avid biker, says that giving bikers a head start before the light turns green can help prevent them from getting hit by a following vehicle.
"We would not treat pedestrians like vehicles, we shouldn't treat bicycles like vehicles," he says. "I think everyone should have a set of laws that apply specifically to them, that is appropriate for them."
Critics say bicyclists already ignore the existing traffic rules.
Reynoso says if his resolution passes the City Council, it would then go to the state to become law.


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