Ticket To Ride: Man Ticketed For Following The Law

Submitted by: PUDDING1961 5 years ago

Ride in the bike lane and stay safe. Yeah... right...
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Male 1,312
Gigantic high five and props for blasting that cop car!
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Male 5,413
Go him!
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Male 256
@Musuko42, lol. Yorkshire, I`ll give you that it`s not the south, but if you`re from Sheffield then I understand the hills. I can`t agree that all should be treated equal on the roads, after all not all on the road now are treated equal, HGV are limited etc. @MeGrendel yeah, come`on bike were not around during the Roman times, my point was road were built for other reasons too and that roads would be better than dirt tracks even without cars (I would have a guess that that track is ok for a Mtn bike.. On the point of insurance, I`ll agree on that front, but that doesn`t mean the law should be against you. Can we ban horses too?
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Male 792
Seriously...the bike lanes are there for a purpose. If there`s an obstruction, you move out of the lane to avoid the obstruction, and back into the lane once the obstruction is cleared.
Let`s see...how about I drive my car on the wrong side of the road just because sometimes there`s obstructions in my lane.

And again, this is a case of the police officers not being paid to interpret the law, they`re paid to enforce the law...hence why they`re called law ENFORCEMENT officers. If the law needs interpretation, seek legal counsel.

By paying for a fine, you`re automatically admitting guilt. You can`t admit guilt, then later change to not-guilty.

Woden! I hate self-righteous people.
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Male 2,850
PS: I live in Yorkshire. Many hills! You have to be a special kind of hardcore to ride a bicycle here. I`m too much of a sappy weakling to do so.

Also I`m 14 miles from my place of work.

I have no issues with bicyclists, though. As a motorcyclist myself, I respect them and their risky position out on the roads.

I would respect them more, however, if they were licence-plated (accountable) and licenced (trained and tested) and insured (responsible).
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Male 2,850
@jsatan

"So what you`re saying is all of these should come first...are for which "rights" on the road?"

To be treated, by law, as equal users of the road: expected to follow the rules of the road, but also afforded all the rights and protections that other road users have (such as claiming against the third party`s insurance if they`re hit in an accident).

"But really there`s a big difference between a bicycle crashing and a car or even a motorbike"

Not as big as you might think. In a collision with a pedestrian or motorcyclist, a bicycle can cause serious harm. And even with cars and lorries, a bicycle can still cause collisions between other vehicles.

I grant you that it`s uncommon, so the insurance rates would reflect that by being very low.

I conceed that road tax would be zero for bicycles.
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Male 875
way to be passive aggressive
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Male 2,384
neistat films for the WIN! fu ck the police, just trying to drat over people cause they were made fun of in highschool
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Male 7,352
zeegrr-"It`s sad when cops don`t know the law."

The cop knew the law, and that the cyclist was breaking it, so he gave him a ticket.

"It`s sadder when idiots pay illegal fines."

The idiot knew that the fine was not illegal, that`s why he paid it.

He then went on to make as a$$ of himself on video.

If something`s in your way, you stop. In the case of a cyclist, the best thing to do is to dismount the bike and walk it around the obstruction. That is the LEGAL thing to do.

But this self-ritious git is `better than thou` and also `saving the planet`, so he`s too good for that.

Now, in the case of a motorist. If there is an obstruction in the road does he: 1) Slam into it like this idiot? 2) Drive over the sidewalk going around it? or 3) STOP, and consider his options?

Now, for a motorist, any option other than #3 would get you a ticket and/or arrested.

So it should be for the cyclis
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Male 7,352
jsatan-", ask the Romans"

Ah yes, the famous Roman Roads. While some were nice, most were:




Feel free to ride your bike on that.

I`d rather have the nice interstate designed for my intenrnal combustion engine driven truck.
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Male 506
Don`t be a douche. Stay in the bike lane unless there`s an obstruction. Then move out of it, ride past, then get back in.
And if something is in your way...stop.
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Male 252
It`s sad when cops don`t know the law. It`s sadder when idiots pay illegal fines.
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Male 5,608
"Meanwhile, in Holland, cars and bikes coexist peacefully..."

And yet, somewhere in The States... Probably near Detroit...
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Male 5,608
1:59, Would have been perfect if the truck had driven away right after...
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Male 89
best video for a LONG time !!!! :)
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Male 256
@MeGrendel I`m not "having a go" but do you think if a cars were not around and everyone used bikes that there would only be dirt tracks? You do not think that the same "evolution" of the road would continue? After all asphalt was being laid as soon as it was found, before the motorcar, cobble roads? Hey even tow paths near cannals. It`s a myth that road would only be around for card, motorways yes, but road in general no, they would be around, ask the Romans, :D
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Male 7,352
kairobert-"The thing is, you are a retard for driving a car when you could ride a bike."

And the thing is, you are an a$$wipe for, well, just being an a$$wipe.


"If you were to drive on the sidewalk, other people would get hurt."

You`re not supposed to ride there.

"If you ride on the road, you could get hurt."

Your choice for sharing the road with multi-ton vehicles.

"Traffic laws are suited to anuses like you."

Traffic laws were written for automobiles, just as the highways were constructed for them. Had we stopped at bikes, you`d be riding along a dirt track.

"New traffic laws are in order,"

No, just less self-righteous, pretentious a$$wipes on bikes.

"restricting the movement of personal-use cars."

Tough cookies. Tilt at windmills all you want, you`re not going to stop the personal car. You just like the idea of invokin
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Male 3,482
[quote]The thing is, you are a retard for driving a car when you could ride a bike. [/quote]
Yeah, because when I live out in the middle of nowhere, seven miles from the nearest anything, let alone my job, it makes perfect sense for me to ride a bike everywhere.

Because I don`t have things to do at certain times, a preference for smelling relatively nice when I get to my destination, I don`t burn like hell under the sun, etc.

Enjoy being a pretentious European prick while you live in some city where everything you`ll ever need is within walking distance.

I`d like to see you keep your attitude when you move to the middle of American nowhere.
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Male 256
@Musuko42: So what you`re saying is all of these should come first (licence plates, paying road tax, having front and back lights and turn signals, having annual safety checks (MOT), having to wear a helmet ) are for which "rights" on the road?
Turning signals, someone`s arms are too hard to see? As for light, yes I agree they must be seen at night. But really there`s a big difference between a bicycle crashing and a car or even a motorbike, I do know human power can reach 86mph but that`s not on every road. I can only assume you live in either the south or a built up area (a city?). I can see the reasoning for road tax, but really bike can make their own way well without roads, come to think about it I think roads would be 1/2 the width and nothing more than a thin layer of hardcore, after all they`re very light. Maybe have a look at where local road funding comes from, it`s not road TAX it`s vehicle excise duty and is based on emissions, bikes have ZERO! :)
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Female 1,894
This made me laugh so hard, when he crashed into those orange things.. LOL I LOVE HIM, taking mad dives for the sake of bikers justice.
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Male 2,850
As far as the test, in the UK there is a thing called the Cycle Proficiency test: non-mandatory training and test you can do to be safe on the roads.

I suggest it become mandatory, bikes become licenced, fitted with lights and signals, taxed, tested and insured.

In exchange, bicycles are treated as regular road users, afforded all the rights and restrictions (no running reds!) as such.

THEN they will deserve the respect on the roads they are asking for.
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Male 2,850
@jfishx

"Bicycles tend to get bought and sold really quickly, making registering them a nightmare."

This is no argument. Cars and motorcycles get bought and sold reasonably frequently and painlessly too.

"Also, where would you put a license plate on a bike?"

At the back, just under the seat, or on a mount on the rear mud guard. Similar positioning to motorcycles. There`s plenty of space.

"And as for road taxes, any taxes received from cyclists should be negligible"

Agreed.

Incidentally, I missed out one thing they should have like any other road users: INSURANCE.

"I don`t know what kind of safety checks you could possibly have on a bike, there simply isn`t anything there to check other than "do my brakes work?""

Brakes, lights, tyres, wheels, steering, suspension. Basically, the same things that happen in a motorcycle MOT in the UK.
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Female 83
killed or hospitalized, you pass. There is no room for error in cycling, at least not while cycling in a busy city.
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Female 83
@ Musuko42

License plates are unreasonable for bicycles. Bicycles tend to get bought and sold really quickly, making registering them a nightmare. Also, where would you put a license plate on a bike? There really is no space. Some colleges use stickers that you can register with the police, but it`s really only a way to return the bike in case an idiot steals it, and it`s a free service.

And as for road taxes, any taxes received from cyclists should be negligible, since we barely put any wear or tear on the road - we are simply not heavy enough to do the same amount of damage cars do and should be taxed accordingly.

I don`t know what kind of safety checks you could possibly have on a bike, there simply isn`t anything there to check other than "do my brakes work?"

I agree to a certain degree with your statement that a written test should be passed, but as for a practical, every time you ride you take a practical exam. If you haven`t been ki
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Male 392
I`d like to shove that ticket up that cops nose.
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Male 2,850
I think that bicyclists should be treated equally to cars.

So, in this country (United Kingdom), that means having licence plates, paying road tax, having front and back lights and turn signals, having annual safety checks (MOT), having to wear a helmet (just as motorcyclists are legally required to) and requiring that you pass a written and practical test before being allowed to go on the roads.

Otherwise, they shouldn`t plead for all the rights of a road user, whilst trying to avoid all of those responsibilities of being a road user.
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Female 546
i loved when he ran into the cop car. "well officer...i am in the bike lane....."
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Female 525
I`d like to add I`m not a hardcore biker, I just biked to/from work (about 3 miles each way) and to/from the gym because I enjoyed the exercise.
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Female 525
Happened to me minus the ticket, but I think it has to do with me being a female (I think). I was hit by a car when I was riding in the bike lane by a swerving driver and was hospitalized for 2 weeks, with 4 months of recovery to follow. So I began preferring to ride on the sparsely travelled side walk to avoid the same fate. Got pulled over twice and threatened with a ticket.
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Male 5,014
Seriously Amerika if you start to give ticket also to bicycle drivers this just mean you are deeply screwed.
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Male 5,190
I found this amusing.
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Male 916
i hate bicyclists.
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Male 56
F___in Pig
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Male 1,623
"Huh... You know, sometimes it`s not all that safe to be driving on the road...

Does that mean I should be allowed to drive on the side-walk? Or ram into any obstructions?

Funny as it was, he`s still an *sshole."

The thing is, you are a retard for driving a car when you could ride a bike.
If you were to drive on the sidewalk, other people would get hurt. If you ride on the road, you could get hurt.
Traffic laws are suited to anuses like you. New traffic laws are in order, heavily restricting the movement of personal-use cars.
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Male 3,482
Huh... You know, sometimes it`s not all that safe to be driving on the road...

Does that mean I should be allowed to drive on the side-walk? Or ram into any obstructions?

Funny as it was, he`s still an *sshole.
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Male 173
In Denmark the bicycle lanes are on the outer side of the curb.
It`s a bit risky when passenger side car doors open up in front of you sometimes, but you don`t (usually) get cars parked in the lane and other random stuff interfering with the bicycle lane. It`s really nice! :)
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Male 772
Meanwhile, in Holland, cars and bikes coexist peacefully...
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Male 1,196
i hope this sack of crap pays back all the money he caused tax payers by denting cop cars
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Male 1,010
Hahaha stupid cop :-p
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Female 295
I`m from Chicago and driving with Bicyclists around makes me so freaking nervous. They will weave in front of people, ride perpendicular to pedestrian traffic, go the wrong way, etc. etc. Really, people need to be taught bicycling like they teach Drivers Ed if they wanna be treated like drivers.
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Male 1,182
hate cyclist non-nice individuals
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Male 2,868
[quote]Bicyclist piss me off. sometimes they want to be treated like cars, others, they want to be treated like pedestrians. protip: you can`t have it both ways.[/quote]

agreed- bicycles, while riding on the road, need to follow the same rules as automobiles.

[quote]and just because you`re on a bike, it doesn`t give you the right to run red lights.[/quote]

Again, agreed. Although in a car or on a bike, I`ll run a red from time to time if I`m sure nobody is coming. If I get caught, I`ll pay the fine with no argument.

[quote]I would have also given the guy a ticket for not wearing a helmet.[/quote]

Hold on there, cowboy. In New York, only people 14 years old and under are required by law to wear a helmet while on a bicycle. Though maybe you share the same "I`m just gonna make laws up as I go along" mentality as the cop who ticketed the gentleman in the video.
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Male 2,868
I don`t know what the law is in NY, but in Oregon bicyclists are allowed to ride outside of bike lanes if 1) there is no bike lane on the road you want to ride (except where specifically prohibited) and 2) if there is a bike lane, but it is obstructed by cars, debris, etc. Cyclists are also permitted to take a full lane of traffic if the lane is not wide enough for cars to safely pass a cyclist within the lane.
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Male 2,703
Bicyclist piss me off. sometimes they want to be treated like cars, others, they want to be treated like pedestrians. protip: you can`t have it both ways.

and just because you`re on a bike, it doesn`t give you the right to run red lights.

I would have also given the guy a ticket for not wearing a helmet
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Male 702
Wow, guess there aren`t many cyclists on this forum. I for one think this guy makes a great point. Often, the safest thing to do on a bike is to be as predictable as possible so that the those driving cars, the one who CAN`T pay attention because of their incredibly important phone call or cosmetic application process, are more likely to see you coming. And guess what, they sure as hell aren`t looking in the bike lanes. "Bike whaa....?" BIKE LANES!
So next time you think a cyclist (i.e. someone with a more considerate approach to cycling than bike couriers) is riding too far out into the lane, or cuts to the front of the line at a red light, consider that maybe they want you to see them before you squish them.
This really is just my opinion, but I`m not a kamikaze cyclist and yet I`ve been hit four times by people making left turns here in Texas who either didn`t see me or just really hate cyclists.
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Male 124
there are some terrible cyclists too...as they are also many terrible drivers...i`ve seen bicycle that does not follow the traffic light saying they are bicycles but then they ride side to side taking up the whole lane. blocking the traffic.

well, it is true that cyclist needs to take a more defensive approach just like pedestrians as in the case of emergency or worst case scenario cyclists and pedestrians will take the worst hit.

his defence against the ticket was he was not riding in bicycle lane because it is not safe. It would have been better if there is something obstructing at the moment and he just showed it. He is clearly just pissed off and the kind of guy that thinks he is always right.
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Male 721
hate cyclists in london, they just cut across the road without looking, then they get mad when i nudge them with my car.
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Male 505
[quote]Cops are moronic non-nice individuals so this isn`t surprising.[/quote]

Some. Of course untill you need them.
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Male 616
idiot
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Male 164
*gasp* I love this guy! He and his brother use to have a show back in early 2000 and they would always do cool little experiments. They put a mini tv in a bible once then this cool candle seesaw. These guys were great.
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Male 11,740
Cops are moronic non-nice individuals so this isn`t surprising.
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Male 2,513
In a totally non gay way. I LOVE THIS MAN
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Male 363
And for the asshats that think they are funny, cool, whatever for flying past me at 50 mph and getting inches away from my handlebars, drat you. I hope one day you flip your lifted chevy, that your parents got you as a graduation present even though you got straight "D`s", in a mud pit and drown you inbred pieces of poo. And yes "I MAD".
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Male 363
People these days are such terrible drivers that a cyclist must ride more defensively than anyone driving a car. Yes the bike lane is there for safety, but how many times have you seen a car in front of you swerving back and forth across the line onto the shoulder of the road, back across into the next lane etc. the truth is that riding in the road is no more dangerous than riding in the bike lane, even the sidewalk is hardly any safer and it`s illegal to ride a bike on the sidewalk except in very specific instances. As for the guy having been able to "go around the objects blocking the bike path" that isn`t the point, the point is that it shouldn`t be blocked like that unless there is work going on in the actual bike lane. I live in a small town and used to ride my bike to work because it only took 15 minutes to get there, after being cut off dozens of times I decided I was safer driving amongst the idiots.
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Male 505
[quote]Drivers are morons, inconsiderate bastards, or both. [/quote]

In London cyclists are just as likely to be both of those things. Not checking where they are going, cutting a car up (yes a car), not indicating, not stopping at red lights, swerving wildly to name a few.

I think that it`s less "he drives/rides a ____ therefore he must be a moron" and more "look how they are driving/riding, what a moron".
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Male 7,585
he put himself through some hell there to prove his point. he did well.
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Male 314
He was not "ticketed for following the law", did the person who wrote that caption even watch the video?
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Male 84
Come on guys, I am both a biker and a motorist in nyc. And before you get all anti-hippy on me, I ride a bike because I`m one gridlock away from killing someone and a bike. Anyway, there`s no way a guy riding his bike "like an ahole" can be anywhere remotely as dangerous as half of the cars on the streets. It`s not illegal to ride outside of the bike lane; it`s there to be a safe place for bikers to ride, but in truth it`s anything but safe. Drivers are morons, inconsiderate bastards, or both. I see his point - which I took to be that despite the excuse behind the enforcement, it`s not about safety. I see nyc cops sitting idly by all the time while people do way dumber and more dangerous things with busses, cars and trucks. It`s about money, just like everything else in this city. Someone up the chain said "hey, we already suck money out of new yorkers with parking tickets, red light cameras, and the like...who else can we hit? Oh yeah, bikers! Get on that. Send a bu
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Male 1,268
@Mornaf Depends on the state. Don`t drive cross country thinking this is true. A number of states have wiretapping laws that prevent you from taking audio recordings unless both parties agree to it ahead of time. Even if your cell phone has an option to only record video as opposed to both, it`s entirely likely an annoyed cop could legally take that phone "just in case" in those states.
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Female 8
This guy is an ass! In all of the instances that I saw except one, he could have gone around the obstruction in the bike lane. He was probably being an ass and that is why he was ticketed.
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Male 1,268
Every time I come up to a construction zone or a motorist who`s stalled in a lane, I simply run the obstacles over because I drive a tank. Going around is clearly for idiots.

Likewise, whenever I walk anywhere, I always walk in the street because I`ve frequently come across old people and babies in stroller on the sidewalk. Much rather just walk in the street so I don`t have to walk behind those slow old people.

Hitting the cop car WAS funny though.
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Male 1,625
The guy tripping over sh*t is being a dick.
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Male 328
awesome
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Male 768
I did not expect that. And he didn`t half ass it either, he hit those "obstacles" hard.
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Male 18
I thought the video was stupid until he hit the cop car in the end. Hilarious!
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Male 612
as soon as he said, "i`m doing the world a favor riding my bike" i wanted to punch him in the face.

he was probably riding his bike like an ahole, weaving around (outside of a bike lane) and thats why he got a ticket.
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Male 6,227
Sophomoric. He`s pissed he got a $50 ticket, so he makes a video to show that you can`t always stay in the bike lane at all times. ~eye roll~
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Male 4,807

The ending was awesome. Freakin cop car.
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Male 354
You gotta have balls to hit cop car, and then post a video of it online with your name on it.
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Male 132
That was hilarious. xD
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Male 153
right,,,He cant stop at an obstacle???
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Male 3,310
LOL, is he really trying to say that he simply swerved out of the bike lane to avoid an obstacle for just a second and that`s when he got the ticket? Because he doesn`t really come out and say that. But his asshat antics suggest that. And I doubt it.
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Male 2,376
HAAAAA the best part was when he fell
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Male 47
I love the look on his face just before he slams into the police car at the end. LOL
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Female 72
That was highly entertaining
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Male 25,416
I guess the point is made
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Male 3,430
I like PA`s bike laws. You share the road. As long as you go with traffic you have a right to use the road.
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Male 812
Lawl
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Male 139
I have no sound and I am also a cyclist (not in this big aof a city) and this video had me nearly in tears ..that was really good.
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Male 260
lmao funny
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Male 1,745
ok when he got the ticket, was he going around some obstruction or just riding in traffic? I bet he was riding in traffic, he`s not going to get a ticket for going around something for a couple of seconds.
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Male 1,929
...So where was he riding while he wan`t riding in the bike lane?
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Male 2,033
man, i would run into that cop care and then sue the police for causing the accident.
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Male 7,352
Yeah, I`ll try that one next time.

"Gee officer, I was only driving my truck down the sidewalk because there was a flower van blocking the road."

Think that`ll work?

If not, why should it work for the cyclist?
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Male 6,694
We know who didn`t post this. LOL
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Male 6,694
Now thats funny stuff.
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Male 759
So did he plead not guilty? That`s why there is a judicial process.
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Male 191
The officer should have said, "Ride in bike lane with your eyes open".
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Male 633
Would be great if there was a cop in the car at the end.
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Male 1,440
this guy, has a point, but he should have been wearing a helmet when we was doing these ( stunts ) because when he flew into the back of that semi or the taxi it looked like it hurt.
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Male 518
GOOD CONTENT!!!!!!!!
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Male 820
Also, @Lorah,

You`re always allowed to tape the police,

They`ll tell you you`re not, but you are.
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Male 178
I`d laugh if he got another ticket for running into stuff.
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Male 820
That looked like fun, throwing yourself into stuff blocking the lane.
Probably not too good for the bike.
But I want to do that.
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Male 178
*For NOT riding my bike in the bike lane. His "not" placement bothered me.
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Male 193
Congrats Pudding, I am appointing you the new intern of IAB.

Here are a few weapons, Rocket Launcher, Grenade, Throwing knives and a silenced pistol.
Do whatever you want to the other guy who claims to be the intern.
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Female 1,784
can`t believe he was allowed to tape the police man
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Male 41
that is AWESOME! run into all the cop cars you can find
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Female 446
Link: Ticket To Ride: Man Ticketed For Following The Law [Rate Link] - Ride in the bike lane and stay safe. Yeah... right...
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