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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  1. This is awesome. I’m a commercial driver and bikers that don’t obey the rules above are a hazard to everyone. I don’t know where these people got off thinking they were above the law but bikers thatr ide against traffic and blow through red lights/stop signs are completely unsafe. They try to act like people driving cars and trucks are at fault when someone gets hurt but they never consider what the drivers are going through.


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