The following is a comment that pops up from time to time, I left it blank because I want to pick on the idea, not the person who made it:
No matter what you think of how cyclists should ride on the road, it's just plain stupid to play ID games with cops when pulled over, even when you are right and the cop is wrong. Basically, if the cop has reason to think you've violated the law, the cop has has the right to identify you. If you play ID games, you can end up in a holding cell while the cop tries to figure out who you are. If you lie, you can turn a minor traffic infraction into a serious crime (ask Martha Stewart).Originally Posted by Omitted
The only exception is true civil disobedience. Even then, you should expect to pay the price for your silence--time in jail until they figure out who you are.