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(New York Daily News)   Brooklyn Hipster fined $1,555 during a single traffic stop, hit with four tickets when he went through three red lights on his bicycle   (nydailynews.com) divider line 242
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-13 10:16:30 AM  
I count 11 points. He could get DRP surcharge notice and a license suspension.
 
2012-10-13 10:26:43 AM  
The NYPD should just confiscate all his flannel and force him to shave clean for a month.

That'd wound him more than anything.
 
2012-10-13 10:39:47 AM  
That article is very satisfying.
 
2012-10-13 10:46:15 AM  
If it gets him to stop at red lights and pay attention while he is cycling, it might be the best $1,155 he ever spends.
 
2012-10-13 11:17:59 AM  
So the guy on the bike got caught by a cop in a car. He must be new to riding in NYC and a little dim witted or have poor vision if he did not notice the cop watch him go through 4 red lights, so he does deserve the tickets. Unless the cop knew him and had a dislike I can not picture any cop getting out of the car to chase him down very far.
 
2012-10-13 12:25:37 PM  

eurotrader: So the guy on the bike got caught by a cop in a car. He must be new to riding in NYC and a little dim witted or have poor vision if he did not notice the cop watch him go through 4 red lights, so he does deserve the tickets. Unless the cop knew him and had a dislike I can not picture any cop getting out of the car to chase him down very far.


he was showing contempt for the police and the laws.
 
2012-10-13 12:31:04 PM  
But cycling advocate and attorney Steve Vaccaro said he disagrees with the practice of doling out multiple tickets unless the rider is doing "a lot of very different and distinct things wrong."

You know what? I agree.

We could save paper by issuing one big ticket for $1,555.

We need to think of Mother Earth.
 
2012-10-13 12:55:53 PM  

notmtwain: If it gets him to stop at red lights and pay attention while he is cycling, it might be the best $1,155 he ever spends.


As someone who bikes for fun on the weekends, I agree with this soooooo much
 
2012-10-13 12:58:20 PM  
As someone that has to dodge asshat cyclists while I walk around near my home downtown in Seattle, I applaud this action and look forward to the day in the future when we have similar enforcement here.
 
2012-10-13 01:07:03 PM  
YES!
 
2012-10-13 01:07:53 PM  
I live in the burbs.. Not many cyclists out here and of those that are they're the tight clothes logo wearing kind. A special kind of douche..
 
2012-10-13 01:33:03 PM  

xynix: I live in the burbs.. Not many cyclists out here and of those that are they're the tight clothes logo wearing kind. A special kind of douche..


I hate cyclists who just ride around town in those skin tight shorts. This isn't the farking Tour de France, asshole, I don't wanna see your package.
 
2012-10-13 01:37:46 PM  
As a daily bicycle commuter, I encourage the police to ticket cyclists who ignore traffic laws.
 
2012-10-13 01:46:12 PM  
Cars should be equipped with sensors that slow their speed ~50% when a bicycle is near.
 
2012-10-13 02:16:39 PM  
Poor baby.. Broke laws, plead guilty and now bawing over it? CRY M0AR hipster!
 
2012-10-13 02:17:01 PM  
Bushwick artist Daniel Greer, 24, who admittedly went through three red lights while wearing headphones,

You're not paying $1,555 as a fine. You bought a three-pack of "avoid certain, hilarious death" cards and now you object to paying the invoice.
 
2012-10-13 02:18:58 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Cars should be equipped with sensors that slow their speed ~50% when a bicycle is near.


That would be cool, slow the bicyclists down by ~50%. It should also make them veer right.
 
2012-10-13 02:19:28 PM  
The best part is that he apparently makes about12k a year.

You're doing it wrong.
 
2012-10-13 02:20:15 PM  
I don't know if he could look any more "hipster-y" than he does in the picture. Maybe some visible stickers on his bike?
 
2012-10-13 02:20:32 PM  
Hitting a cyclist wearing earbuds should be legal. Ears are about half your safety equipment on a bike.
 
2012-10-13 02:20:52 PM  
Young, live in Brooklyn, and ride bike = Hipster

I had better let my friends know. shiat! I may be a hipster too!

/the word is meaningless
 
2012-10-13 02:21:15 PM  
$1555 = about one-tenth of his annual income?

So is annual income is about $15,550 ... in new york?

Aren't hipsters supposed to have money, you know, to buy all of that ironic hipster swag?
 
2012-10-13 02:21:36 PM  
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

Bicyclists are not required to follow any traffic laws whatsoever! They have the right to swerve across five lanes while going the wrong way on a one-way street and if they get hit by those mean car drivers, they get to sue the driver for everything they have.
 
2012-10-13 02:21:41 PM  
Woohoo cars vs bikes thread! I'll just leave this link to a diesel truck sharing the road with some cyclists here.

/now that's how you produce the lulz
 
2012-10-13 02:22:23 PM  
Those cyclists never stop to think. Do they know how much damage they would do to my car if I hit them while they charge through an intersection?


None whatsoever.


/I don't drive anymore, but this would have been a good comment a month or two ago.
 
2012-10-13 02:23:37 PM  
Photographer's assistant. Lol.
 
2012-10-13 02:23:55 PM  
Mmm, hating on douche cyclists. Good way to wake up. I like how he's got his ear buds in for the picture.
 
2012-10-13 02:24:00 PM  
Classify this under "There is a god."
 
2012-10-13 02:24:05 PM  
he can use the defense that his "fixie" did not have any breaks and he was son entranced by his boyfriends 8bit remix of "you spin me right round".
 
2012-10-13 02:24:12 PM  
Good. I hope this happens more often. Bicyclists endanger everyone, including themselves, when they run red lights
 
2012-10-13 02:24:49 PM  

CruJones: The best part is that he apparently makes about12k a year.

You're doing it wrong.


the working poor deserve mockery.
 
2012-10-13 02:24:52 PM  
I am sure this hipster actually likes this kind of attention, he'll probably bullshait it as some sort of art exhibit that got him in the newspapers!
 
2012-10-13 02:24:55 PM  
When you're on the streets, you obey the traffic laws just like everybody else.
 
2012-10-13 02:25:10 PM  
I didn't realize how rare cyclists are in my neck of the woods, until one day when little voices from my car seats all piped up at once. "Mommy, Mommy, what's that?" "Mommy, look at those funny clothes." "Mommy, why are those guys riding those funny bikes with their butts in the air?" Before I could answer, my husband calmly replied, "They are practicing for their next game of 'kick my ass'."
 
2012-10-13 02:25:31 PM  

Metalupis: notmtwain: If it gets him to stop at red lights and pay attention while he is cycling, it might be the best $1,155 he ever spends.

As someone who bikes for fun on the weekends, I agree with this soooooo much


As someone who rode RIGHT THROUGH three stop signs without stopping while cycling on his way home from work yesterday, I'm getting a kick out of this.
 
2012-10-13 02:25:31 PM  

lordargent: $1555 = about one-tenth of his annual income?

So is annual income is about $15,550 ... in new york?

Aren't hipsters supposed to have money, you know, to buy all of that ironic hipster swag?


You're speaking of the upper class `first world problems' type of hipster. This guy falls more into the scumbag hipster category..
 
2012-10-13 02:26:12 PM  

CruJones: The best part is that he apparently makes about12k a year. You're doing it wrong.


I'm sure his trust fund makes up for the shortfall...
 
2012-10-13 02:26:13 PM  

jake_lex: xynix: I live in the burbs.. Not many cyclists out here and of those that are they're the tight clothes logo wearing kind. A special kind of douche..

I hate cyclists who just ride around town in those skin tight shorts. This isn't the farking Tour de France, asshole, I don't wanna see your package.


Then don't look. Sounds like you need to sort out you sexuality. You really need to look hard to see junk on a cyclist clad in black lycra-- who is seated on a bike. Might be a bit easier with light lycra in a victory pose, or on the podium--- but suburban riding?

I'll assume you steer clear of beaches and health clubs.
 
2012-10-13 02:26:50 PM  
BumpInTheNight: Woohoo cars vs bikes thread! I'll just leave this link to a diesel truck sharing the road with some cyclists here.

In all fairness, that driver isn't targeting just bicyclists.

He's targeting any human that's outside.

The truck passes what looks like an overlook with a bunch of standard sized trucks parked there and people outside, and he smokes them up too.

//destroy all humans
 
2012-10-13 02:27:58 PM  

notmtwain: If it gets him to stop at red lights and pay attention while he is cycling, it might be the best $1,155 he ever spends.


seriously. i bike everywhere, it is my only mode of transportation. the guy is a farking dick who is breaking most of the 'be aware of your surroundings and if you are on the road you must abide by its rules as you are considered to be operating a vehicle on the roads' rules. darwin will eventually win this battle if he thinks he can pull this shiat, making us all look bad, and get away with it for too long.

when i ride downtown i am a silversun pickups song, very carefully look over your shoulder.
and stop at red lights, you are no longer a pedestrian.

fark this guy gives us sane bikers a shiat name.

that is way cheaper than the hospital bill for getting plinked at an intersection and ending up ICU for 8 days with massive trauma.
 
2012-10-13 02:28:07 PM  
Good. Fine the heck out of cyclists when they break traffic laws. And fine the heck out of drivers who ignore the rules of the road around cyclists.
 
2012-10-13 02:28:28 PM  

oukewldave: I don't know if he could look any more "hipster-y" than he does in the picture. Maybe some visible stickers on his bike?


Really? Having the earbuds in makes him look a little douchey, but he's not wearing anything ironic, doesn't have skinny jeans, his head/facial hair is unkempt but not intentionally ridiculous.. I'm not really seeing it.

Is flannel and a bike all it takes now?
 
2012-10-13 02:29:10 PM  
To be fair, it is hard to stop at red lights while riding a brakeless track bike.
 
2012-10-13 02:30:08 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Woohoo cars vs bikes thread! I'll just leave this link to a diesel truck sharing the road with some cyclists here.

/now that's how you produce the lulz


Driver is an idiot-- likely advertising all over the trailer. Would not take much to ruin his day.
 
2012-10-13 02:30:47 PM  
Crap. We're going to have one of these again?

Put me down as a daily bike commuter who follows laws, does not wear ear buds, only wears my race kit when I race or do a ride and I think this kid is a dipshiat who deserves the tickets. There are a lot of idiots out there. Some bike, some walk, some drive.
 
2012-10-13 02:31:40 PM  
The ticketing in itself is Ok, but yeah - a bit excessive. In this case, 'repeat offender' is a rather artificial interpretation of the law, I think.
 
2012-10-13 02:32:29 PM  
Bushwick artist Daniel Greer, 24, who admittedly went through three red lights while wearing headphones, said he did not at first realize he was being pulled over... .

Didn't realize he was being pulled over? Yea, maybe you need those tickets, son. If you blow through three reds and can't be bothered to pay enough attention to notice a policeman, you're clearly a menace.
 
2012-10-13 02:32:36 PM  
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2012-10-13 02:33:05 PM  

Erix: oukewldave: I don't know if he could look any more "hipster-y" than he does in the picture. Maybe some visible stickers on his bike?

Really? Having the earbuds in makes him look a little douchey, but he's not wearing anything ironic, doesn't have skinny jeans, his head/facial hair is unkempt but not intentionally ridiculous.. I'm not really seeing it.

Is flannel and a bike all it takes now?


20-something = hipster

You know who else wore red and black lumberjack (with a hat to match) and lived in Brooklyn?
 
2012-10-13 02:33:35 PM  

cherryl taggart: I didn't realize how rare cyclists are in my neck of the woods, until one day when little voices from my car seats all piped up at once. "Mommy, Mommy, what's that?" "Mommy, look at those funny clothes." "Mommy, why are those guys riding those funny bikes with their butts in the air?" Before I could answer, my husband calmly replied, "They are practicing for their next game of 'kick my ass'."


Your husband sounds awesome.
 
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