I rode my bike between a line of parked cars and a line of cars waiting at a stoplight. When I arrived at the light, I found a police car sitting first in line and ready to go when that light turned back to green. I stopped and looked. No cars were coming on the cross street. This is a dilemma I'm faced with on a fairly regular basis. Do I wait for the red light to turn green, or do I run the red light right in front of a cop and take my chances with the ticket? Most police, I would argue, are not the kind of people who will give you a ticket for running a red light on a bicycle. My solution is simple: I run every red light I can find, regardless of whether a cop is sitting right in front of me or not. I always make sure it's safe to run the light, and so far I have not been ticketed. My logic is that when I finally do get a ticket for running a red light, if I look at it as if the cost of that one ticket is spread across every red light I've ever run, the price will have been very competitive.
The cops around here would ticket you. For sure.ReplyDelete
And they would be dicks about it.