Answerland – Rules of the road
Now that the weather is warm enough to see a huge increase in people cycling just about everywhere, I was curious as to what “rules of the road” cyclists are required to follow, especially when encountering school buses loading or unloading the children of the valley.
According to Melinda Gladitsch, spokeswoman for Eagle County Schools, everything with wheels is required to stop.
“Many students have been injured by bicyclists not heeding the stop sign,” she said.
The only thing that doesn’t have to stop is a pedestrian. So whether you’re on a tricycle, bicycle, or riding in a car, when you see the flashing stop sign on that big yellow school bus, stop and let the kids pass.
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