Minnesota has taken a major leap forward in promoting bicycle-friendly legislation. In a move that has left cyclists doing wheelies of joy, the state has officially legalized the "Idaho Stop." This law allows bicyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs, granting them the freedom to roll through intersections without coming to a full stop, as long as there are no vehicles in sight.
While this may sound like a wild ride, the Idaho Stop has already been in effect since 1982 in its namesake state, leading to a notable decrease in cyclist injuries. Now, Minnesota is following in Idaho's tire tracks, recognizing the benefits of this daring approach to traffic management. The new law, effective from August 1st, requires cyclists to slow down enough to stop if traffic is present, but if the coast is clear, they can pedal on through.