From the Daily News:
An avid cyclist says he’s the one being taken for a ride after getting slapped with a whopping $1,555 in fines for a single traffic stop in Brooklyn last month.
Bushwick artist Daniel Greer, 24, who admittedly went through three red lights while wearing headphones, said he did not at first realize he was being pulled over near Lorimer and Grand Sts. on his bike ride home from his photography assistant gig on Sept. 7.
He was hit with four tickets and pleaded guilty because he thought the fines would be in the $700 to $900 range, he said.
So Greer answered the summonses by mail, checking off “guilty” to the offenses cited during the Williamsburg stop.
But he said he was stunned to get a Sept. 28 notice asking for about one-tenth of his annual income.
The red-light tickets worked out to cost between $190 and $940 because he was considered a repeat offender after running the first one.