Category: law 2009

Maine law: Cyclists stop for school buses

Legislators in Maine want to change the bicycle law in that state to specifically spell out that cyclists are required to stop for school buses.

Current state law doesn’t specifically exclude bicycles from stopping for school buses, and Maine’s bicycle statutes note that “a person riding a bicycle or scooter on a way has the rights and is subject to the duties applicable to the operator of a vehicle,” so I’m puzzled why lawmakers feel like they need to write a law just for cyclists for something that’s already covered.

Hat tip to Chris in Maine.