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(Gothamist)   Get a ticket while riding your bike in NYC? That's 3 points on your driver's license   (gothamist.com) divider line 108
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2012-09-26 10:46:45 AM  
So a driver's license isn't needed to ride a bike.
And if you don't have one, then no biggie.
But if you do have a DL, then you get points? The fark?

Whenever I rode my bike (as a kid. Now that I am all grown up, I actualy use a grown-up vehicle), I stayed the fark off the road. I either rode on sidewalks (which even in Charlotte, NC, was mostly empty of peds.) or the grass on the side of the road. Sure I might have legal right to be in the road, but the cars are bigger and faster than me. I rather not be hit, than have a moral victory of 'being in the right' but paralysed.
 
2012-09-26 10:50:31 AM  

fluffy2097:
NYC has stop and identify laws. They can arrest you if you don't provide ID.

/but PLEASE! encourage cyclists to lie to the police, It will be a good laugh.


No, they can arrest you if you don't identify yourself, which you have done by providing a name and address. There is no obligation to carry papers at all, anywhere, or even provide them if you have them.
 
2012-09-26 10:56:28 AM  

bonerici: fat cheeto eating car driving bastards.

If a bike runs a stop sign and runs into a car, he might dent your precious life sized hot wheels car.

If a car runs a stop sign and runs into a bike, biker is dead.

What is it about driving a car that turns people into dillholes. You actively try to run over pedestrians and somehow think it's the pedestrian's fault because he was jaywalking.

There's an imbalance of power here. The pedestrian or biker is just moving around.

The car driver is in control of a ton of fast steel, which in incorrectly used is a death machine.

Tail gating, emotional outbursts, constant honking on the horn, road rage, texting while driving, and it's these same car drivers that want to run over every bicyclist breaking the law.

Well I'm not stopping at a dumb stop sign on my bicycle. And if you try to kill me with your four wheel death machine, I'll sue you. So you better make it permanent if you are aiming for me.


So your position is that you have a right to violate traffic laws because some car drivers are mean. Got it.

/and they wonder why we don't like them
//does that mean that pedestrians have a right to jaywalk too?
 
2012-09-26 12:09:36 PM  

Job Creator: Well I'm not stopping at a dumb stop sign on my bicycle. And if you try to kill me with your four wheel death machine, I'll sue you. So you better make it permanent if you are aiming for me.


Challenge accepted.
 
2012-09-26 12:17:45 PM  

fluffy2097: You're not allowed to run stop signs or red likes as a bike.


You most certainly are, in several states. And several more are currently considering such laws, because they make sense. And BTW Mr. "Cruise Control for Cool", I don't bike anymore.
 
2012-09-26 12:44:13 PM  

dittybopper: Job Creator: Well I'm not stopping at a dumb stop sign on my bicycle. And if you try to kill me with your four wheel death machine, I'll sue you. So you better make it permanent if you are aiming for me.

Challenge accepted.


Hey for the record, you're not quoting me.
 
2012-09-26 12:53:32 PM  
That applies in Toronto and Montreal as well. That's why when the cops pull you over on a bike and ask you for ID, you never give them your driver's license.
 
2012-09-27 01:22:06 AM  

2xhelix: In mostall states, cyclists are subject to many of the same laws and penalties as motorists. I had friends in central PA get points on their drivers' licenses for riding their bikes the wrong way on one-way streets and blowing stop signs.


Fixed.
 
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