Thursday, July 2, 2015

Justice was served

I got a ticket for running a red light on my bike.  There was a break in traffic and I zipped across.  A guy who I drove in front of honked.  I didn't make him slow down at all, but I still regretted crossing.  Then, on the other side, I locked eyes with a cop who'd been waiting at the light.

I biked on swiftly and hoped that they wouldn't consider it worth turning around.  They did.  They pounced like cheetahs.

I don't know how much it will cost.  I feel ridiculous getting a traffic ticket on a god-damned bike.  Apparently I'll need to appear in court?  For some reason?  I'm done kvetching though.  No point in blaming anyone or anything but myself.

As infuriating as this is, it occurs to me that somewhere out there is a driver who honked at a biker for crossing the street without waiting for a light, and then saw him promptly get caught.  I hope it made your day, buddy.

2 comments:

  1. it's actually safer (for both bikers and automobile drivers) for bikes to treat stop lights as yield signs and go through them when an opening presents itself. so, no justice here. just non-data based policy that preys on those who are typically least able to combat it, not to mention the benefits of choosing human-powered vehicles over exploding-dead-dinosaur-powered ones.

    ^_^

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  2. it's actually safer (for both bikers and automobile drivers) for bikes to treat stop lights as yield signs and go through them when an opening presents itself. so, no justice here. just non-data based policy that preys on those who are typically least able to combat it, not to mention the benefits of choosing human-powered vehicles over exploding-dead-dinosaur-powered ones.

    ^_^

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