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Old 01-15-17, 06:47 AM   #26
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Dark, dark colour bicycle, paossible no lights. Rider runs a red light. Result = not good for that bicyclist.

Teen in Serious Condition After His Bicycle Collides With Deputies? Patrol Car in Palmdale: LASD | KTLA

"The incident occurred around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 47th Street East and Avenue S when the teen crossed the street against a red light, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The deputies were traveling north on 47th Street with a green light and unable to stop in time when the bicyclist, who was heading east on Avenue S, rode in front of the patrol vehicle, the release states.


The teen was transported to a local hospital and is listed in serious condition, authorities said."

It's a good idea to stop for red lights rather than just blasting through them at speed.

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That is what I said recently. When there was the thread about not stopping at stop signs, and red lights.
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Old 02-03-17, 12:07 PM   #27
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I've learned to always stop and wait. Always yield and always watch out for anyone running a red.
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Old 02-03-17, 03:48 PM   #28
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I've learned to always stop and wait. Always yield and always watch out for anyone running a red.
There are a couple of places on my commute where I turn right shoulder-to-shoulder at a light. Even at those, I give a quick glance to make sure one of the local too-old-to-drive-but-won't-hang-up-the-keys types isn't using the shoulder as their private lane.
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Yeah, you just never know. I figure if I'm on a bike, I'm not really in a hurry to get somewhere, and I should take the time to make sure I'm not going to get killed or seriously injured by entering an intersection when I shouldn't.
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