seemunkyz wrote:WestSideYuppie wrote: It would be more convenient for me to amend the rule to allow a cyclist to maintain enough speed going through a stop sign to control the bike and stay on the pedals.
Well it would be more conveninent for me as a drive if bikers stopped at stop signs so that I don't have to worry about one riding his way into my path, so who's needs are more important? You can't just say a law should be changed because it inconveniences you.
That's why I didn't just say that. I said "in the absence of a threat..."
That's pretty asinine and selfish. It would also be more convenient for me if I could just take what I want from the store without paying, or murder those who annoy me, but laws are in place to protect public safety, so I don't.
Great analogy. Yet if those laws are the only things stopping you from stealing and murdering, remind me to avoid you.
And how about the situation where at a 4 way stop two bikes arrive at the same time. Now what? Who stops and who doesn't? If you had a set of rules to follow, oh, maybe normal traffic laws, there would be a solution! Not saying that two bikes are as likely to collide as a car with a bike, but there are so many scenarios to consider that we may as well just follow the rules set up for our safety.
There are already rules in place for who gets priority at a stop sign. Rolling stops don't change that.
I still don't understand why it is such a big deal to come to a stop, then continue on your merry way. It costs you a total of 10 seconds per? Ooooh I feel so bad for you. Better than the months of rehab it will take if you get hit by the car that expected you to stop.
Likewise I also don't think it's such a big deal to make a rolling stop. If you really expect cyclists and drivers to make full stops at stop signs, then you might be the one who ends up in rehab. I never assume that the person coming the other way is going to stop. And if rolling stops were allowed, they wouldn't be any less expected by drivers. It's hard to make an urgent public safety case for a law that is regularly disregarded.