Whoever put these laws into effect get them up here STAT!
New York Times
Published: July 23, 2012
The eight wrongdoers sat inside a windowless basement classroom, serving a court-ordered penance for their transgressions. For the next 90 minutes, they would learn about the proper rules of the road, how to use hand signals and when to change lanes safely — even if most did not believe they had done anything wrong.
“He said I wasn’t in the bike lane,” said Kenny McKissick, a 32-year-old messenger. “But I was on the line.”
This spring, the Midtown Community Court began sentencing cyclists who had been issued tickets for certain offenses in and around Midtown Manhattan to a class to learn about bicycles and traffic.
Think remedial driver’s education — for bike riders.
“You couldn’t possibly ticket all of the stuff you see irresponsible cyclists do,” said Judge Felicia Mennin, who worked with the nonprofit organization Bike New York to develop the new sentencing option.
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Again, just to clarify I am 100% in support of responsible biking. It is the inconsiderate road hog bikers that ride in the middle of the street for miles and miles that drive me nuts.
Just look at this form-
That’s how you do it baby! Nice and tight to the side, single file, not out in the middle of the road trying to pretend I’m Lance Armstrong, comfortable camos, no silly polka dotted banana yellow shirt. Just chillin like it aint no thang.
I could teach that damn class and you know what the first thing I’d tell the students?
Lose the funny outfits bros. People are laughing at you, I don’t want you to look silly, I’m just here to help you look like less of a bozo.
article forwarded by Martin Daley