Two-Week NYPD Crackdown On Bicyclists Starts Today

Two-Week Crackdown On Bicyclists Starts Today
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Cyclists (casual, professional or otherwise) of New York City: Watch out. The NYPD is about to be all over you starting today.

Yesterday evening, the NYPD announced that from August 13 to August 26, officers will kick off a new “bicycle safety enforcement initiative” called Operation Safe Cycle, reports Gothamist. And as usual, the NYPD will keep cyclists safe—by ticketing the crap out of them. Here are the list of offenses the boys in blue are focusing on:

  • Failure to stop at a red light
  • Disobeying a traffic signal or sign
  • Riding the wrong direction against traffic
  • Riding on the sidewalk
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk

Oh, and so bicyclists don’t feel unfairly targeted, the NYPD will also crack down on motorists who block bike lanes with their cars. So, take note, Whole Foods Gowanus. (And, also, EVERYWHERE ELSE. Seriously, stop doing that, drivers.)

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