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.