Thursday, December 10, 2009

TRAFFIC: Enforcment of bicycle traffic violations

Question/Comment: A resident would like to know if  the police could step up enforcement of bicycle traffic violations (wrong way up one way, running red lights).

City Update12/17/09: The Somerville Police Department's main focus in traffic enforcement is motor vehicle violations because of the more serious safety threat that reckless driving poses to pedestrians, other drivers, and bicyclists.  However, if an SPD officer does witness a bicyclist violating traffic law s/he will stop the individual and educate him/her on the rules of the road that bicyclists should follow.

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