Just brought my bike last week and I got my very first ticket on my bike. First off, I didn't even know people got tickets on bikes but I jumping ahead of myself. I was riding my bike on the street, not sidewalk because it was too crowded, I slowed down after I went through an intersection to make sure my girlfriend caught up. Meanwhile a cop just made a U-turn and without putting on his sirens stopped and got out. First then he asked, are you aware you didn't stop on the red light. I told the officer sorry but I am new to biking and wasn't aware that bikes had to stop on a red light. For goodness sakes, in NYC you never see bikes stop on a red. Next thing I know he asks for my ID and I got a ticket for $270.00. All I have to say is WTF. The messed up thing was that two other bikes did the same exact thing in front of him and didn't mention anything.
Anyway, I think its a little unfair considering I honestly didn't know the rules. Anyone know what I can do to expunge the ticket or at least reduce it?