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35 Can I get a ticket for a traffic violation while I'm riding a bicycle?




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This article is from the California Driving (and Surviving) FAQ, by "George J Wu" georgewu@netcom.com with numerous contributions by others.

35 Can I get a ticket for a traffic violation while I'm riding a bicycle?

from walsh@optilink.COM (Mark Walsh) 24 May 93:

Yes. Go read CVC 21200 through 21211. Section 21200 basically states that
cyclists have all of the same privileges and responsibilities that other
vehicles have.

from cortesi@netcom.com (David Cortesi) on 22 Jun 93:

There is not a lot of enforcement of cycling violations, which is one of the
reasons you see a lot of bicyclists breaking rules. However, in a few towns
there is strict enforcement of traffic laws on bicyclists, among them
Woodside, CA, where cyclists are regularly ticketed for failure to stop at
stop signs.


 

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