New Arkansas Bicycle "Yield Law" Is In Effect

According to a new law that started on July 1st, Arkansas cyclists will be allowed to proceed at stop signs and red lights after yielding as long as traffic is clear and the move doesn't create an immediate hazard.

Joe Jacobs, chairman of the Governor's Advisory Council on Cycling, says the law allows cyclists to maintain momentum and encourages them to ride on back roads.

Why is it important? According to John Landosky, bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, traffic cameras often fail to detect bikes, which can leave a cyclist waiting at an intersection indefinitely. He says the law will allow cyclists to navigate more efficiently.

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