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Defining Cycling Regulations: A Boise Court Case And What It Means For The "Idaho Stop"

Hatem Moussa
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In Idaho, cyclists are allowed to treat a red light like a stop sign. A rider must fully stop and then proceed only when safe to do so. In July a car struck a bicycle leaving the cyclist in the hospital, but last week an Idaho magistrate judge ruled against the cyclist. The cyclist must pay a $90 fine for causing the accident. Her attorney is appealing the ruling, saying the wrong law was applied. Idaho Matters talks to her attorney along with a Concordia Law professor about the laws at play here and how they apply to the road.

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Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.