Expensive Bike Ride
Bicycling is often touted as a cheap way to cruise around town, but don’t tell that to one Brooklyn man who just received fines totaling $1,555 from a traffic stop last month.
The New York Daily News reports the 24-year-old cyclist cruised through four red lights on September 7, failing to hear a traffic cop’s siren as he did so. When the agent finally got him to stop, he was popped for multiple violations: after pleading guilty via the mail, he found out that each red light was considered a separate violation according to the Department of Motor Vehicles, making him a repeat offender for his first traffic stop. Wearing headphones in both ears constituted another violation.