DENVER -- A proposed bill in the Colorado Legislature could soon have cyclists yielding at stop signs and treating red lights as stop signs.
Avid cyclist Sen. Andy Kerr, a Jefferson County Democrat who is sponsoring the Senate Bill 93 , says the bill would increase safety for both drivers and cyclists.
“The studies show it increases bicycle and traffic safety overall,” said Sen. Kerr.
Kerr says a year after an Idaho bill similar to his passed, bicycle accidents went down by 14 percent.
"If a cyclist can clear the intersection before traffic accumulates and before other cars come up to the side, it decreases the chance of a crash,” said Kerr.
The bill has been assigned to the Senate Transportation and Motor Vehicles Committee for consideration.