21 Aug '11, 6pm

New York Lawyers Fight For Cyclists’ Rights

New York Lawyers Fight For Cyclists’ Rights

With the rise of bike riders in congested urban zones like New York City has come, inevitably, a rise in altercations with the law. The New York Times reports that the city has (not surprisingly) a “myriad” of regulations about riding that most cyclists simply aren’t aware of (nor are police, necessarily ). Aside from the hazards of speeding taxis and car doors opening, riders earlier this year endured a ticketing blitz , not to mention ”stepped-up police enforcement of red-light and other, less-obvious rules, like having adequate lights or not riding with earphones in both ears.” Other violations that cyclists have been ticketed for include riding without a bell (a bell is required by law in NYC); riding without a helmet (which is not required for adults); riding with a purse over the handlebars. The New York Times does note that, according to the Police Department, offic...

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