I Got Pulled Over for Blowing Past a Red…On My Bike


This morning a cop in his cruiser sounded his sirens and motioned for me to pull over. I stopped pedaling. He got out of his car and walked over to me.

“Is there a problem, officer?” I asked.

“You went past a red back there,” he said.


“Can I see your license?”

I handed my driver’s license to him. He disappeared into the cop car for five minutes. I approached the cruiser’s rolled-down passenger window.

“Am I getting a ticket?”


“What does this count as? A moving violation?”

The officer said it was a vehicular violation. There is no point system so it won’t impact my automobile driving record or car insurance rates. The penalty is $50, but the court might only charge me $25 if I’m a first time offender.