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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 52
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2012-10-13 01:37:46 PM  
9 votes:
As a daily bicycle commuter, I encourage the police to ticket cyclists who ignore traffic laws.
2012-10-13 10:46:15 AM  
6 votes:
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 02:30:47 PM  
3 votes:
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 02:20:32 PM  
3 votes:
Hitting a cyclist wearing earbuds should be legal. Ears are about half your safety equipment on a bike.
2012-10-13 10:39:47 AM  
3 votes:
That article is very satisfying.
2012-10-13 03:01:41 PM  
2 votes:
i48.tinypic.com
2012-10-13 02:52:36 PM  
2 votes:
People who ride bikes in heavy traffic are willfully ignoring modern reality of commuting. If they continue to try to force their viewpoints on the rest of society, they deserve to be outcast. Or run over. Or ticketed by the pigs. Especially the uniformed ones with their little prophylactic head bonnets. Or these urban hipsters with their fixies. Jesus f*cking christ.
2012-10-13 02:28:07 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:27:58 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:24:12 PM  
2 votes:
Good. I hope this happens more often. Bicyclists endanger everyone, including themselves, when they run red lights
2012-10-13 02:18:58 PM  
2 votes:

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 01:07:53 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:58:20 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2012-10-14 11:58:23 AM  
1 votes:

TheMega: 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.

I do not live in a very big city... but I would bet my LIFE there is not f'n way in hell a stupid pig could have caught me (or a few select friends) if we took off from them in our neighborhood while in our riding days, during our teen years.
Between knowing the "rough" brick streets where we could easily outrun a run because it was downhill and a car at a higher speed would most likely wind up hitting one too many dips and wrecking into cars parked on either side of the street... to one way streets (including a 3 lane that was always packed with traffic)...

Oh yeah, and the time we actually had cops after us...

I haven't been on a bike in years and do not plan on doing so anytime soon.. but, think this giving tickets to people riding bikes and taking points off a driver's licence is nothing but flat out armed robbery.


Why is it robbery? I have very real problems dealing with bicycling scofflaws when I'm on my bicycle. I was nearly hit once by a jerk running a stop sign, and I have idiots riding down the wrong side of the street towards me on a regular basis. The shoulder is narrow enough as it is, I don't need dopes who don't know what side of the street they're supposed to be riding thrown into the mix. The entitled attitude of "I'm on a bicycle, I shouldn't have to obey your petty rules" is complete BS, and if it takes expensive fines to end it, I'm completely fine with that. As someone who rides on the right side of the road, and stops for both signs and lights, I have nothing to fear from an enforcement crackdown.
2012-10-13 08:35:44 PM  
1 votes:

Markoff_Cheney: ?

see context, i got a ticket for riding on the sidewalk. we were cutting across some one way streets that were opposite our direction and mellowly rode on the sidewalk right by the capitol building in denver.
holy fark this place hates people on bikes more than the jesus freaks.


I'm glad you got a ticket for riding on the sidewalk, it's for PEDESTRIANS, it gets a bit tiring having to dodge bikers on the goddamn sidewalk. You can't ride your bicycle wherever you want, just like I can't walk onto the Interstate just because I want to.
2012-10-13 06:01:19 PM  
1 votes:
Not a fixed-gear bike = not a hipster.

Not sporting an ironic beard or mustache (just a normal one) = not a hipster.

Not wearing thick-rimmed retro glasses even though he doesn't need them = not a hipster.

This is just a dude with a bike who has that cyclist philosophy that traffic laws aren't for him, unless they work in favor of him versus cars. Not a hipster... A douchebag.
2012-10-13 04:38:39 PM  
1 votes:

Kid the Universe: /not a New Yorker but been here 10 years now. true "New Yorkers" are as provincial and small-minded as any of you other idiots who have never left home. but that's cool, because places like New York collect people who decided to cut the cord and move away from Mommy and Daddy. anyone who can make it here on their own for years on end is better for it and exactly the kind of person i'd like to share a round of drinks with. the rest of you cletuses please stay in podunk


And that is perfectly fine with us. Like you said, New York is built on people coming here and starting a new life.

What we object to is the people who come here on 'extended vacations'. They move here, often to place like trendy brooklyn or the bowery for as long as their parents money lasts, then they go back home and make sure that when he is hanging out with friends he in interject into every conversation with "you know, when i lived in brooklyn..."

They treat it like its some kind of post-college program. So they can write down their time spent here on their resumes.

New York is welcome to you to come and live with us. But please, just dont come here "for the experience" because if that is your objective, you will never see the real New York anyway. Stay home and stay our of our way.
2012-10-13 04:36:25 PM  
1 votes:
I run lights all the time when there is no cross traffic. Big farking deal. I slow down a lot to make sure though. I live in a dense urban hood.

I don't wear headphones. That's full retard.

I also pull way to the right at red lights so cars don't have to wait for my ass when green happens and if I see a car behind me wanting to turn right I inch into the cross walk so they can still get through. There is still enoug room usually for crossing peds to not have to avoid me.

I also ride with lights at night.

I can nearly promise that a close call will not be a result of my stupidity, but then again, riding a bike is inherently dangerous in urban areas.
2012-10-13 04:06:15 PM  
1 votes:

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


I used to have a diesel rabbit back in the day. I looooooved it when some jackhole would come up and tailgate me because he thought going 30 in a 25 just wasnt rast enough for him... so I would put it in fifth and hit the accelerator and out comes a beautiful cloud of black smoke.. It never failed and they backed off.
2012-10-13 03:42:43 PM  
1 votes:

gtp123: This guy isn't living on $15,000/year even in Bushwick. Also, wearing headphones on your bike, in a city? wat?


i lived in bushwick for about 6 years and moved out a few weeks ago. it is absolutely possible to get by on this income. i did it. you just can't go out, eat out, buy nice things, etc.

i'm a poor midwestern kid from a poorass family just trying to make it in this crazy borough of trustafarians, welfare queens, and general douchebags.

not a hipster but that word has lost all meaning for some years now. it's just a term of derision like any other: jock, nerd, slut, hippy, yuppie, etc

it's one of those words that nobody self-identifies as and when used immediately exposes someone as an unthinking, sad, bitter loser.

/not a New Yorker but been here 10 years now. true "New Yorkers" are as provincial and small-minded as any of you other idiots who have never left home. but that's cool, because places like New York collect people who decided to cut the cord and move away from Mommy and Daddy. anyone who can make it here on their own for years on end is better for it and exactly the kind of person i'd like to share a round of drinks with. the rest of you cletuses please stay in podunk

//grew up in podunk
///douchebag in the article is a douchebag
2012-10-13 03:08:19 PM  
1 votes:

theflatline: MrHappyRotter: I'm going to side with him, it's multiple instances of the same violation and the cops are double dipping. But I'm only siding with him because he doesn't look too hipsterish and he's got a really pretty mouth I'd like to stick my dick in.

Hahahahaha. I had a hipster kid in about 2007 tell me it was ok to make out with other dudes as long as you didn't go all the way you weren't gay, then he preceded to make out with another flaming hipster for ten minutes and I think their beards got stuck together.

I banged his girlfriend that night because she said this to me "i am tired of talking about his feelings, listening to bad poetry, I just want to get drunk and farked."

Trust me fellas, hipster girls are easy to bang. You just got to wash em off first.


yup, they are some of the easiest ass to pull in the known universe. but most are batshiat crazy.
2012-10-13 03:04:50 PM  
1 votes:
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/ I get enough bad looks from drivers simply sharing the same pavement with them
// D-bags like this guy aren't helping how people view bicyclists
2012-10-13 03:04:34 PM  
1 votes:
oh, FFS:

Our brains manipulate physical energy in order to sustain a perception of space and time. The most obvious example being the intake of food and water to sustain the physical body but also the intake of all sensory information and output of physical energy on various tasks throughout the waking day. Our dreams are the mind manipulating with physically imperceivable energy. Most of the time the energy controls us in a dream.

www.nypost.com
2012-10-13 03:03:42 PM  
1 votes:

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


I hear bicycles have a sensor that slows their riders intelligence by 50% when they are riding,
2012-10-13 02:59:08 PM  
1 votes:
I'm going to side with him, it's multiple instances of the same violation and the cops are double dipping. But I'm only siding with him because he doesn't look too hipsterish and he's got a really pretty mouth I'd like to stick my dick in.
2012-10-13 02:54:29 PM  
1 votes:

JohnCarter: Bushwick artist Daniel Greer,

on his bike ride home from his photography assistant gig

Well I am confused, is he a flannel wearing cutting edge hipster artist OR an underemployed underappreciated photo assistant?


He Schrodinger's Hipster!
2012-10-13 02:49:48 PM  
1 votes:

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?


That pays for his yearly intake of lattes his parents pay for everything else
2012-10-13 02:48:21 PM  
1 votes:
i47.tinypic.com
2012-10-13 02:45:35 PM  
1 votes:

Generation_D: 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.


Never gonna happen with fake hippy Mayor McCheese in charge. The dude is OK with the open drug dealing going on in the downtown core, and he's OK with asshat bicyclists breaking every traffic law on the books.
2012-10-13 02:45:13 PM  
1 votes:
all i can think of when reading about this guy is the song "I am an asshole"
2012-10-13 02:44:22 PM  
1 votes:
Good! I'm sure his parents will pay it off for him.
2012-10-13 02:42:06 PM  
1 votes:
The red-light tickets worked out to cost between $190 and $940 because he was considered a repeat offender after running the first one.


I'm gonna say that's bullshiat because being punished more severely as a repeat offender is partly because you're adding the element of willfully disregarding the punishment you received the first time and defying the law again despite being caught before.

What's next, apply a three strikes law on the first arrest by putting people under surveillance and not arresting them till they commit three felonies?
2012-10-13 02:41:49 PM  
1 votes:

Snarky Acronym: A bicyclist hit and killed a pedestrian here on a trail, so yeah this guy could've easily clipped a pedestrian, knocked them over and caused a death or injury.


That is why real cyclists bike on the ROAD!
2012-10-13 02:36:04 PM  
1 votes:
A bicyclist hit and killed a pedestrian here on a trail, so yeah this guy could've easily clipped a pedestrian, knocked them over and caused a death or injury.
2012-10-13 02:33:50 PM  
1 votes:
Cyclists should have to register their vehicle, pay insurance, be licensed, and pass inspections for safety once a year.
2012-10-13 02:32:36 PM  
1 votes:
img10.imageshack.us
2012-10-13 02:32:29 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:26:13 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:24:52 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:24:00 PM  
1 votes:
Classify this under "There is a god."
2012-10-13 02:23:55 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:22:23 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:19:28 PM  
1 votes:
The best part is that he apparently makes about12k a year.

You're doing it wrong.
2012-10-13 02:17:01 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:16:39 PM  
1 votes:
Poor baby.. Broke laws, plead guilty and now bawing over it? CRY M0AR hipster!
2012-10-13 01:33:03 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:07:03 PM  
1 votes:
YES!
2012-10-13 12:55:53 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:31:04 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:25:37 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:17:59 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:26:43 AM  
1 votes:
The NYPD should just confiscate all his flannel and force him to shave clean for a month.

That'd wound him more than anything.
 
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