I am making this post a two parter because somethings just can’t wait for tomorrow.
The TU Bike Blog recently came out with an interesting post highlighting all of NYS’s bicycle laws for all to see. The laws cover everything from attaching yourself to cars ,don’t, to honking at bicyclists, and in case you hate it as much as me here is the actual law on the subject:
- Section 1146. Drivers to exercise due care. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any bicyclist, pedestrian or domestic animal upon any roadway and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary.”
When necessary. HA! That’s a joke.
On the lighter less angrier side of things one celebrity has beaten a ticket for riding on the sidewalk in NYC. Who you ask? Why none other they Robin Williams who is currently staring in a show on Broadway. On the view he explains his endeavor. “I wasn’t dressed, like, in bike clothing,” Williams explained. “I had a single-speed track bike, and I had on a bal aclava, which basically makes me look like a terrorist or a crack dealer. No one was on the sidewalk, and all of a sudden woop-woop!” He did eventually get off the ticket which just goes to show that the whole thing is ridiculous anyway.
Video of Robin Williams on the View
One response to “Two Part Tuesday”
While it’s nice of the TU Bike Blog to remind cyclists what the laws are, it would be nice if they could get some of those laws in front of drivers.
We’re all in this together.