You’ll never believe it! I just rode behind a bike cop coming home from the coffee house. In about five minuets here is what I observed:
1. Failure to stop at a stop sign.
2. Failure to signal for a right and a left turn.
3. Riding on the wrong side of the street.
4. Riding in the sidewalk.
Not to mention that he was riding in the door zone the entire time.
Now, as I always say, I am not the paragon of bicycling etiquette that my tone may imply, but if the police can not adhere to bicycle rules how can they expect anyone else to? Sure if they are chasing down a perp and there is a red light I can see them running it to catch him, but he was just doing his rounds like it was any other day. Also I know for a fact that they had to take a biker’s education course because I know the instructor. It’s no wonder that people are so misinformed when it comes to bicycle regulations when the people tasked with enforcing them can not follow them themselves.
Anyway I could not wait to bring this one to you because it was just such a great chance encounter.