Paris Cyclists Allowed to Run Red Lights

New rule to be tested at 15 intersections


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Bicyclists in Paris are now allowed to proceed through red traffic lights as part of a test program to improve accident statistics. The rule, which city councilors approved last week, will be tested at 15 crossroads and could be implemented citywide. Similar experiments in other French cities have shown no rise in cyclist accidents. Proponents say it could actually decrease accidents that occur when riders compete with vehicles during heavy traffic. Cyclists would still be required to yield to vehicles and pedestrians at intersections and could be held liable in accidents.

Read more at The Telegraph