Toronto cyclists- what you could be fined



Yikes I know I could get hit with a few of these:

LIST OF NOTABLE FINES

including fine, court cost and victim fine surcharge

Improper bicycle lighting – $35

Fail to wear proper helmet (under 18) – $80

Two people riding on a bicycle – $110

Riding along crosswalk – $110

Disobey officer directing traffic – $110

No bell or horn on bicycle – $110

Defective bell or horn – $110

Red light, fail to stop – $190

Careless driving – $325

via Toronto cyclists feel the heat, at $325 a ticket – Posted Toronto.

I hope it doesn’t take a fine at some point to straighten me out, but I don’t have a bell on my bike and often cruise through reds if there is no traffic.  Not sure I’m a big fan of these rules.  But even the rep from the “bike union” quoted in the article seemed to fall in line with these fines..

Okay I guess if I think about it, it makes sense to have them so the cops can have a leg to stand on when enforcing stupid behavior. But to actively have cops hiding behind vans to bust people riding through reds?  Not a fan.

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