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Old 10-27-08, 02:24 PM
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Safety Blitz Today in Toronto?

Well... this was an odd sight.

First time every i see cyclist pulled over by the COPs.

i saw at least 3 cyclist pulled over today, and a big truck in Downtown Toronto.

1 of them... well (i don't want to sound mean but) it was well deserved.

He ran over a RED light, with 2 cops standing by right after the intersection with their Coffees on hand, and 2 cruisers parked on the side.

One of the many officers was dealing with the truck driver.

Another one of them talking to another cyclist further down the street, then yet another one a few intersections away.

The red light issue i saw it on action.

What can i say, the guy probably was blind in every way possible, either that or he was too daring.
Or simply enough to try to pull that off, running a red light, without headlight, and no helmet! ... and apparently something about the Fenders???

So, i saw the cops pull him over, pointing at all the obvious reason why he is being ticketed.

I just don't quite get the part about the Fenders... the cops was pointing toward the missing mudguards, or perhaps they were talking about the tires, not sure, i didn't read all the lips since some times they were facing elsewhere.

by the time i left, the poor guy was still standing there, for some reason the cop didn't let him leave, even after citing the ticket to him, they were waiting for something.

Anyways by then my ride has arrived, and i left the scene, only to find further down the street, more cyclist pulled over, and some serious accident, a street below, some woman got trapped under a bus.... really really brutal morning.

Which actually makes me think i'm glad i did not bike in to work this morning, because of the heavy rain, and... the idea of sticky Jeans up my tights are not a good feeling i decide to take the sloooow moe street cars instead.
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Old 10-27-08, 05:15 PM
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Barely a drizzle at 8am and 9 am. I don't know about in between, as I was underground.

I didn't bike either.
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Old 10-27-08, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by GTALuigi View Post
by the time i left, the poor guy was still standing there, for some reason the cop didn't let him leave, even after citing the ticket to him, they were waiting for something.
I wonder, if the cops somewhere pull you over because you are missing a helmet/light and are required by law to have them, could they prevent you from going until you get the missing items? Although when you're stopped for a broken taillight or something they don't force you to fix it on the spot or give up your keys, wonder if they might treat bike's different.
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about time...
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Old 10-27-08, 08:10 PM
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Ticketing some dude for five blatant simultaneous infractions does not a blitz make.
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Im glad. To many crazy cyclists out there
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Old 10-28-08, 08:17 AM
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Where was this 'blitz?'

And were the police aware that adult cyclists do not need to have a helmet?

I don't recall fenders or mud-guards being mandatory equipment either.
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