Traffic Violations Of Cyclists



Froze said:
We have protection, we have to use our brains, our senses, and follow the rules of the road and then we stand a far greater chance of staying alive.
That's what I meant, be smart, we don't need to endanger our lives with stupid actions, we can enjoy ourselves without putting ourselves at risk.
 
Sunflogun said:
That's what I meant, be smart, we don't need to endanger our lives with stupid actions, we can enjoy ourselves without putting ourselves at risk.
That should be the motto of riders - no need to endanger our lives with stupid actions. Like what you said, I ride to enjoy myself because I really enjoy riding particularly when there are sights around. But when risks are high, there is no enjoyment anymore. That's why I only ride inside our village so as to avoid potential accidents from vehicles and riders as well. And over here, when the cops start arresting those daredevil riders, I guess that is the only way to put a stop to that nonsensical stunts.
 
when the cops start arresting those daredevil riders

We're keen to know who these daredevil riders are and even more interested in the data you have to form this opinion. Data from actual studies run by universities shows the compete opposite. If bike riders are in the right 80-90% of the time, you can hardly brush them all as dare devils or what ever the hell you insulted the lot of us as being.
 
ambal said:
We're keen to know who these daredevil riders are and even more interested in the data you have to form this opinion. Data from actual studies run by universities shows the compete opposite. If bike riders are in the right 80-90% of the time, you can hardly brush them all as dare devils or what ever the hell you insulted the lot of us as being.
I don't think he was mentioning that as a insult to all cyclists, he was simply calling those that ride against traffic, running stops, weaving in and out of traffic, etc as the daredevils.
 
ambal said:
We're keen to know who these daredevil riders are and even more interested in the data you have to form this opinion. Data from actual studies run by universities shows the compete opposite. If bike riders are in the right 80-90% of the time, you can hardly brush them all as dare devils or what ever the hell you insulted the lot of us as being.
Pardon me if you feel insulted with that daredevil tag. No offense meant to anyone here. I am writing that comment based on my own observation, the cyclists I see on the road. And since I am a biker myself, it's only logical for me to be noticing them. And as you said, if riders are on the right track all the time then there will be no problem. However, there is no bike lanes here (except in one city) and cyclists and bikers share the road with other vehicles.
 
I did a bump and stop at a intersection with a cop parked down the street.He chased me down with lights and bull horn.I was on my way to a memorial service for a friend that had died and had a bit on my mind. I was courtious and cooperative with the office. I did not have a drivers license with me but knew my number. I gave him more than enough info to run me.I was 57 years old at the time. He gets out of the car with pad in hand and gave me a moving violation.That cost me a day in driving school and 250 bucks fine.Bump stops dont work they want to see a foot on the ground.
 
I never saw a police officer giving a ticket to a cyclist, at the same time my main concern is safety and not tickets, I want to ride safely.
 
Violating traffic rules can get one to jail if they cause an accident or not. You will find that those cyclists are not professional cyclists. To be a professional cyclist, we must obey the road signs so that incase of an accident, one may be on the safe side.
 
Billykaldrich said:
I did a bump and stop at a intersection with a cop parked down the street.He chased me down with lights and bull horn.I was on my way to a memorial service for a friend that had died and had a bit on my mind. I was courtious and cooperative with the office. I did not have a drivers license with me but knew my number. I gave him more than enough info to run me.I was 57 years old at the time. He gets out of the car with pad in hand and gave me a moving violation.That cost me a day in driving school and 250 bucks fine.Bump stops dont work they want to see a foot on the ground.
I wonder why the ticket? Over here, bikers are treated as pedestrians so there is no reason for a pedestrian to be arrested unless he had committed a crime. But a traffic violation? And isn't that memorial service good enough reason to let you go? One time me and my husband were going home and my husband was overtaking in a no-overtaking zone. When the traffic cop stopped us, I reasoned that I needed to go to the toilet for natural reasons. The cop even escorted us out of the traffic.
 

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