Have you heard of cases of bikes that are impounded. We were in a chat with a traffic officer several days ago about the safety of biking in the city. I was surprised to learn that they sometimes arrest a rider and impound the bike. But the impounding is usually for cases of accidents especially when there is a severe injury to a pedestrian or even to the biker himself. On one occasion, the traffic officer related the incident when one biker had lost his brakes and hit a traffic officer. You can guess what happened next.