Gallery: French Cyclists Win the Right to Run Red Traffic Lights


While the vast majority of cyclists must adhere the same traffic laws as all other vehicles, and in some cases absurd bike-specific laws, bicycle activists in France have successfully campaigned for the right to run red lights. The new laws, presently in a trial phase at 15 intersections in Eastern Paris, will permit cyclists to continue straight through or turn right on red lights when the road is clear of pedestrians and oncoming traffic.

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1 Comment

  1. caeman February 9, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Counting on people to show common sense? This is a recipe for disaster.

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