This happened last fall (Oct. 22) but it bears commenting on. A cyclist in Brooklyn was slapped with tickets totaling over $1500 and surprisingly, he is outraged that he should have to pay fines for breaking the law. He admitted to running multiple red lights and riding with headphones on, both of which are incredibly unsafe. But feels the fines are too much.
Boo-hoo. Again, cyclists claim they want the same rules and rights of the roads as motorized vehicles. But when it comes to stopping at red lights, they conveniently forget about those requests for equality.
NYC cracked down on cyclists in 2011 but is still trying to aggressively ticket those who are being dangerous, which is most cyclists. This should be an example to other cities and towns and hopefully we will see more aggressive ticketing of cyclists nation-wide, it will help get them off the roads.
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