Thursday, February 9, 2012

Paris as first major city to pass the law!


You’ve heard of the Idaho Stop Sign Law? Well, get ready for the Paris Red Light law:
Parisian cyclists have won the right to go through red lights following a fierce debate over their claim that the move would reduce the risk of road accidents. A three-year campaign by cyclists’ associations — which say it is idiotic for them to stop at traffic lights — bore fruit when the Government published a decree authorising councils to change the rules.
Paris will be among the first major cities to try out the new system after councillors approved a plan to allow bicycles to turn right or to go straight at a T-junction even when the lights are red.
Thousands of cyclists are fined in the city every year for failing to stop at “un feu rouge”.

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