Every day, we see bicycles roll through stop signs and red lights, with no regard for cars, pedestrians, other bikes…or the law. We’re all in this together, and we should do everything can to keep our streets and roads safe. "i DO stop" tells everyone...cars, trucks and bikes...that you are stopping at red lights and stop signs.
When drivers see a bike roll through an intersection without stopping, they don't like it. They're left with a bad impression of every cyclist. The next time one of those drivers sees someone on a bike, they might not give that cyclist enough room. Or they might want to teach that cyclist a lesson. The results could be tragic.
There is growing animosity between cyclists and motorists. Both sides believe the other side is at fault. The first step toward diffusing that animosity is showing cyclists that it's OK to do the right thing. It's OK to stop at red lights and stop signs. We are in this together, and the actions of one have an impact on everyone.
Most rules of the road apply equally to motor vehicles and bicycles. Bike riders can't pick-and-choose which laws to follow, and which laws to ignore. If you don’t like your traffic local laws, work with your local officials to get those laws changed. But until then, just obey the law. Just stop.