Utah bicyclists won't be allowed to run red lights

Posted - Mar. 12, 2010 at 1:17 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah lawmakers put the brakes on a bill that would have let bicyclists in some cases run red lights and stop signs.

The Senate came up one vote short of sending House Bill 91 to Gov. Gary Herbert.

The measure, sponsored by Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, would have let bicyclists roll through a stop sign after yielding to any traffic.

It would also allow have let bicyclists glide through certain red lights after coming to a complete stop to make sure no cars are coming.

Those who voted against the bill said it created unnecessary and complicated rules that would lead to accidents.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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