I am trying to get something straight in my head.
What is it about a bicycle that makes a rider think is ok to run a stop sign?
I don’t mean is it right or is it wrong, It is wrong.
If I come to an intersection with a stop sign, and I see a moving vehicle anywhere, I stop.
What I mean is, if there is a moving vehicle behind me, or 20 blocks away on a different road, or anywhere, I stop. I don’t mean I stop and wait for vehicles that are 20 blocks away, I mean I obey the law.
If I am riding in say, a quite residential area with 25mph speed limit, very low traffic, and I don’t see any moving vehicles for miles around, some times I catch myself rolling through the stop sign.
Now, this is not all the time, and I don’t blow through, I am very cautious and aware.
It is always at reduced speed. Think rolling stop.
But there is no way I would do this in my car.
I do not do rolling stops in my car.
I work part of the year on a cotton farm, way the heck out in the boonies.
When I come to a stop sign out there, I know that there is not likely to be another car approach that intersection for days, yet I stop.
In the same scenario on my bike, if the line of sight is clear, I am likely to roll through.
I asked my self if it was because of the slow speed, or better field of vieiw?
But no, that cant be it because I don’t do it when walking. I always stop when walking.