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Crackdown continues…to be a waste of time.

So don’t forget, a traffic violation for running a red light in a motor vehicle is $270.00 here in NYC…looks like it’s the same if you do it on a bike.

Here are some more reports of ridiculous enforcement in the NYPD’s crackdown on cyclists.

NYPD’s Crackdown on Law-Breaking Cyclists Continues To Be Incredibly Stupid
Posted by Benjamin Sutton on Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 5:14 PM

From L Magazine:

As feared, and then
confirmed
in early reports, the NYPD’s new commitment to enforce traffic laws as they apply to New York City’s law-flouting cyclists is proceeding as absurdly and tokenistically as you might have expected. Composer Alec Hall (a composer, the most mild-mannered and law-abiding type of artist there is, for chrissakes) tells Gothamist all about how his ride through Central Park came to an abrupt, expensive halt.

Read more here.

Also in this article you can see the NYPD’s new training film for how to deal with rouge bikers in Central park.
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1 comment to Crackdown continues…to be a waste of time.

  • Jeffrey

    Got hit with a summons in Central Park yesterday for running a red light. This has reached truly idiotic heights – nary a pedestrian in sight and I was riding as I have for 20 yrs with an eye for the pedestrians’ right of way at the lights.

    Somewhat ironically, on my way out of the Park I was hit (gently) by a car trying to squeeze through whilst I was in the bike lane on East 90th Street!