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NYC Police Officer Tickets Me For Running Red Light

Old 02-05-20, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by aclinjury View Post
go to court and hope the officer is a no-show, and if she shows up then ask the judge for a fine reduction
goddam i hate cops who have **** to do but ticket cyclists
The city has prosecutors that will be the ones defendants deal with in traffic court. If for some reason the defendant gets lawyered up and decides to fight (which will cost way more than the ticket, plus time and effort) then the officer might have to show up (at a much later date) for testimony.

p.s. Many bigger cities have dedicated officers doing traffic, it literally is their job to hand out tickets.
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Old 02-05-20, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
I've been subjected to police harassment, police intimidation, and police flagrantly breaking the law.
I feel sorry for you.

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The OP stopped, then we assume proceeded when it was safe, perhaps even putting himself in a more visible location on the road. Did he enter a traffic lane before green?
If I am willing to go on video and plead guilty as the OP did, I'd pay my fine.
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Originally Posted by CoffeedrinkerNC View Post
I rode a bike back in the late 80's and early 90's. I've been riding motorcycles on the street
Your bicycling experience is 25+ years old. I dare say it has but marginal relevance to cycling in today's traffic. Breaking laws on a bicycle to enhance safety is not even loosely connected to motorcycling. Up until very recently I was an avid motorcyclist, so I believe that's a qualified comment.
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