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Stop Signs and police

Post by conway » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:57 pm

This email from Norm Bennett will be of interest to Tripleshot members who ride in Sannich.

A cyclist friend of Willi Fahning (Sidney velo) recently was fined $200 for failing to stop at the 3-way stop intersection on East Saanich Road by the Saanich Peninsula Rec Centre. The police person even asked for his driver’s licence!! So cyclists beware. The police stated that a cyclist must come to a complete stop and place one foot on the road. ( I rarely see a police car come to a complete stop let alone the average motorist).



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Post by 4827north » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:55 pm

You do not have to place one foot on the ground. That's BS. Fight the ticket. I'm amazed how little policeman know about the MVA wrt cycling. You just have to stop. A track stand even if for one millionth of a second long is stopped.
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Re: Stop Signs and police

Post by Kevin F » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:33 am

If we follow the logic, drivers should have to place one foot on the ground at each stop.

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Re: Stop Signs and police

Post by phox » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:17 am

Brakes locked up + tires in contact with ground + not skidding = stopped.

Of course, I see a lot of cyclists roll through. Illegal? Yes. Should be ticketed? Probably not unless it's causing a problem (i.e. there's other traffic or they couldn't see that there's not other traffic), because the police won't even ticket motorists who assault cyclists with their vehicles.

Civilized countries have yield signs, but North American motorists' brains can't handle that.

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