Bicycle Bills

There are a few bills being considered by the Utah legislature that affect cyclists.

First, House Bill 155 would allow cyclists to treat stop signs as yields - if the way is clear just roll through. Sounds good to me. Idaho has this law and accidents haven't increased.

(photo came from here)

Second, some cyclists are up in arms about House Bill 114 which would do away with Daylight Saving Time (DST). The concern is we'll lose that extra evening hour of daylight in the Summer. Rubbish. When the DST date comes we'll all go to work an hour earlier instead of changing the clocks. I've already outlined my dislike of DST so I'll say no more.

I sent e-mails to my representatives giving my opinions on these and a few other bills. I even received a reply from my senator (I was surprised he reads his own e-mail, I assumed he had a staffer for that). You can find contact info for your House and Senate representatives.

I found it interesting that Utah legislature website has won awards. It's a bit spartan but it's easy to find bills, read them and see the current status. Anything that makes our political process more accessible is a good thing in my book.


South County Ciclista said...

When I saw your title, I figured you bought something.

KanyonKris said...

I wish - buying something is more fun than politics.