Sunday, August 5, 2018
Cyclists think rules don't apply to them
From CBS 2:
Surveillance video shows a child run off a bus and get run down by a person on a bike, who blew past the bus’s flashing stop sign.
“Bikers need to abide the laws,” said community activist Gary Schlesinger, who’s been leading a social media campaign that highlights bikers behaving badly in Brooklyn. “Passing a stopped school bus that’s a terrible thing, because it’s almost impossible not to hit a child.”
In May, another bicyclist sped through a bus’s stop sign and hit a child; another raced through a red light and crashed into a woman pushing a baby stroller.
“People feel frustrated at so many accidents happening,” Schlesinger said.
So frustrated, in fact, they’ve begun taking matters into their own hands. One bus nearly hit a bicyclist trying to block him from going past.
“That is absolutely dangerous,” said Schlesinger.
Parents and drivers Layton spoke with said they’re concerned that if the NYPD doesn’t step up enforcement fast, a child might get seriously hurt.