The Brooklyn Paper is reporting that the NYPD is planning a crackdown in that borough on “renegade riders” for “often-overlooked ‘vehicular offenses’ like failing to obey traffic signals and signs, breaking the speed limit, tailgating, and even failure to signal before turning.”
I’m all for bicyclists obeying traffic laws, but a crackdown? I’ve never driven in NYC, but from what I’ve heard anecdotally, they might want to focus on “renegade motorists”, all of which have much more potential to injure, maim, and kill due to the nature of their vehicles (cars).
What’s your take on this? Do so-called “scofflaw cyclists” deserve to be singled out for a crackdown, or should all road users be policed evenly and equally?