Wow, is that true? I just got a ticket in CA for not completely coming to stop and the cop didn't write my license number on the ticket... does this mean NO points??? BTW, I did stop but I didn't put my foot down.
Originally posted by John E
Irrespective of where you live, if you have to show your driver's license as identification, tactfully ask/beg the officer not to write your license number on the ticket.
I have had very little trouble with either the San Diego County Sheriff's deputies or nearby cities' traffic enforcement officers, but I always ride within the spirit, if not the precise letter, of the law. Perhaps because of their bicycle patrols, our local law enforcement personnel generally realize that bicyclists can legally make vehicular left turns, take the lane where appropriate, etc. Most also tolerate trackstanding at stop signs, instead of insisting that one unclip and plant a foot on the ground.