For the first time in 20 years in Law Enforcement I wrote a ticket to a bicyclist. I feel kinda dirty and all, but he was involved in an accident and in my estimation was enough at fault to qualify. He was riding W/B on the E/B shoulder of Rt 64 in front of the car dealerships in St. Charles. A mechanic taking a car out for a test drive pulls up, looks left (only) sees it's clear and goes. Bike and car collide.
Car driver freely admits to fault as does bicyclist, so I write them both a ticket. Car driver for failure to yield when exiting private drive, and Mr. Bicyclist for riding on the wrong side. Not like he was a roadie riding a Pinarello or Colnago or some other sexy Itallian bike. He was riding an "Exeed, Roadmaster" that has seen better days, even before this fender bender. I think it was some Huffy offshoot or similar. He's one of our local commuters due to no license after having it revoked 12 years ago. guy walked away with a limp but no other serious injuries.