Letter Opposing Assembly Bill (AB) 122 to Weaken California’s Bicycle Safety Law

  • March 30, 2021
150 150 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

On March 30, 2021 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) sent a letter to the California Assembly Committee on Appropriations opposing Assembly Bill (AB) 122.  This legislation would allow bicyclists to proceed through an intersection controlled by a stop sign without stopping if no vehicle is in the intersection or constitutes an immediate hazard to the cyclists while they are in the intersection.  Similarly, if a vehicle is in an intersection or approaching, bicyclists would be permitted to proceed after yielding, not stopping.  The bill makes no provision to require that bicyclists stop, or even yield, for other road users including pedestrians and bicyclists.  To read the full letter CLICK HERE.