Ticket Bike Riders
To the Editor:
By law bike riders are to obey the same laws as if driving a car. Yet all too many choose to ignore, by riding the wrong way against traffic, running red lights and stop and yield signs, riding on sidewalks and often riding two or three abreast, creating problems for traffic and walkers.
If a car driver breaks the law a ticket is issued. It’s time to ticket bike riders. With choice comes responsibility and accountability. There have been enough warnings; ignorance of the law is no excuse.
Once, at the Ship Bottom circle, I saw a biker hit by a car because of the biker’s stupidity. The sight of blood on the ground is something I’ll never forget. Some may argue authorities do not want to offend tourists because of the money they bring to the area. Greed has no place in this; it is about protecting human lives.