What constitutes a proper stop?

Another excerpt from Bicycling & the Law by Bob Mionske

"although the law requires cyclists to stop at uncontrolled intersections, stop signs, and red lights, the UVC is silent on the definition of "stopping" as specifically applied to cyclists."

"If you want to fight an unfair "stop means dismount" argument, this is the logic to use:

- I did stop, and the stop was of sufficient duration under the circumstances that any reasonable cyclists of my level of experience could safely and courteously observe and appraise the need to yield or proceed."

About the book: <a href="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20070824221054497">http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20070824221054497</a>;

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