Bikes get a break at Portland stop sign sting

A couple of high-bike-traffic intersections in Portland were targeted by the Portland PD in an “educational” sting operation. Quite a number of cyclists were issued warnings, rather than tickets. I’m dismayed that cyclists think they don’t have to obey the traffic laws. I know many do, and are very responsible riders. It’s so important to ride predictably, which is what following traffic laws is about. If people know what to expect from cyclists, they might be more willing to share the road.

A third day of this campaign was canceled after certain news outlets reported the location ahead of time this morning. Nice work, folks. I ride, and I drive, and as much as I support other cyclists, we have to play fair.

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About D. D. Syrdal

Writer of vampire stories and science fiction. First novel, "Revenants Abroad", available now at Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, Kobo.com, Smashwords. If you like a vampire you can go out drinking with and still respect yourself in the morning, I think you'd like Andrej.
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