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Traffic Laws

July 30, 2019, 6am PDT
Police are enforcing speed limits in the name of public safety in North Haledon, New jersey. Drivers are being urged to respect the speed limit.
The North Jersey Record
July 23, 2019, 5am PDT
While cars are still equated with freedom of mobility and personal liberty, they've also offered courts the chance to expand police powers in the public realm, time and time again.
The Atlantic
July 6, 2019, 9am PDT
Legislation that would have preempted local laws, and had the support of major scooter companies, is now a two-year bill.
San Francisco Examiner
June 27, 2019, 9am PDT
Before the Republicans in the Oregon Senate skipped town, they managed to approve a bill that legalizes the Idaho Stop for bikers around the state. The Oregon House also approved the bill this week.
Willamette Week
June 6, 2019, 7am PDT
Minnesota is the latest state to enact fines for a law already on the books requiring slow drivers to merge right. As such laws gain popularity, it's time again to consider the sometimes counterintuitive facts of traffic safety.
Star Tribune
May 7, 2019, 6am PDT
Ontario Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek says it been too long since the province raised speed limits on many of its highways, despite the safety risks of speeding.
CBC News
April 11, 2019, 9am PDT
The Oregon State Legislature is moving forward with Senate Bill 998, which includes an amendment that would legalize the practice of rolling through stop signs and blinking red lights on a bike when no car traffic is present.
OPB
April 5, 2019, 6am PDT
The state of Arkansas is now the second station in the nation to completely legalize the Idaho Stop—a frequently practiced maneuver on bikes that advocates say is a key to bike safety and comfort on the streets.
Streetsblog USA
October 10, 2018, 6am PDT
Construction unions fought for electronic enforcement, citing high fatalities in work zones.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 9, 2018, 6am PDT
Is it more dangerous to break the law as a cyclist or as a driver?
Outside Online
May 17, 2018, 2pm PDT
What they lack in speed they make up for in revelry. But multiple-rider "beer bikes" also pose challenges to regulators.
Governing
May 17, 2018, 1pm PDT
Right turns on red became legal at a large scale across the country in the 1970s, despite the threats the practice represents to pedestrians and people on bikes.
Streetsblog USA
April 22, 2018, 1pm PDT
They call it a "Safety Stop" in Colorado, but it's the same idea.
Streetsblog Denver
September 12, 2017, 2pm PDT
A study examines whether and why bicyclists break traffic laws to shed light on how rational those laws really are.
The Washington Post
May 10, 2017, 8am PDT
Police in Chicago issued 99% fewer distracted driving tickets in 2016 than in 2015.
Chicago Tribune
February 20, 2015, 8am PST
Most states classify bicycles as "vehicles", and therefore bicyclists as "drivers" of vehicles. Practically what this means is: car rules are bike rules.
Community Builders
October 14, 2014, 7am PDT
After switching vendors on its red light camera program last spring, the city of Chicago has had difficulties enforcing tickets (and thus, traffic laws) because of fluctuating times for yellow lights.
Chicago Tribune
July 22, 2014, 2pm PDT
In Chicago, speed cameras are proving effective at reducing speeds; in Philadelphia, a police commissioner is lobbying the state to allow the implementation of the cameras.
Chi.Streetsblog
July 3, 2014, 1pm PDT
Move aside, myth of the reckless biker who flouts the law at every possible junction.
Bike Portland