SFPD demonstrates the Idaho Roll on Haight Street


Origins of Idaho's "Stop as Yield" Law

By Rick Bernardi

The year was 1982. Argentina and the United Kingdom went to war over some South Atlantic islands with a combined population of some 3000 Britons and half a million sheep. The Commodore 64 was the big news in personal computers. New Order was in the studio recording what would become the biggest selling 12” of all time. And the Idaho state legislature was revising its traffic code.

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Braking Story- The Idaho "Stop-As-Yield" Law

I have a confession to make.

A few months back, Bob and I had a morning meeting scheduled at a local café. I had just bought a “new” road bike—a 1984 Fuji del Rey—and after getting it serviced, and fitting it with some vintage toe clips (yep, much to Bob’s bewilderment, I’m old skool), I was eager to take it out on the road, so I decided to take it to the café for its inaugural run.

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Breaking Story-- Analyzing The Idaho Stop Sign Law

 This story is currently under development; stay tuned, and come back soon for the first of an in-depth, multi-part series on the Idaho stop sign law, and proposed legislation in other states that is modeled on the Idaho law.