31 October 2003

So yesterday I was cycling west down University Ave., and came to the intersection where northbound Shattuck makes a T with University. Since I was in the far right lane and there was no road on my right, I went straight through the red light, close on the heels of another cyclist. As we were both stopped at a light further down, a cop drove up, rolled down his window, and told me, "I'm going to give the other guy a ticket because he did it first, but you shouldn't run red lights."

The fine for running a red light in California is $271. You don't get a discount for being on a bike.

My advice: don't run red lights.

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