tonight, I was riding home from a coffee shop. I've got red rear blinkers, white front blinkers, and a Giro helmet. I stop & wait at the red light for 2 cars on the cross-street.. I waited for both to pass the intersection... and proceed accross the street (with ZERO cross-traffic).
40 seconds later i hear a bullhorn, and see O-S ('oh shi*t') blinkers behind me. 2 piggies step out, ask for license, and issued me a ticket.
I was nicely dressed.. was being polite.. had no traffic or criminal record.. max safety gear.. completely empty cross-traffic.. and still got cited. what's more: they were state highway patrol!!! and i was in the city near downtown~!!!!
well, i guess you cant win all the cards...