I've been told that bikes have to play by the same rules as other vehicles on the road...and this point kinda hit home this morning. As I was commuting to work, a police car passed me in a residential neighborhood...we're not going too fast. He puts on his brakes and at first I think it's because he wants to talk to me (he just passed)...but since I was focusing on him, I didn't see the schoolbus coming from the other direction with the flashing yellow lights....I pick up speed so I can pass it before the lights become red flashing (with the po-po right beside me). I did...but it got me thinking...do bikes suppose to stop? Would this be a local law or something federal?