Streetsblog: “DMV Cheating Cyclists With Unlawful Surcharges and License Points “

Steve Vaccaro’s latest Street Justice column explains how DMV has been cheating cyclists who plead guilty to traffic violations.

As NYPD’s latest bike ticket blitz — “Operation Safe Cycle” – rolls into its second week, here at my law firm we’ve been getting more than the usual number of phone calls and emails from cyclists with questions about summonses. Usually the big question in these discussions is whether to plead guilty, not how to plead guilty. But now it appears that if you pay your fine online for a moving violation while cycling, you’ll probably be paying an $88 surcharge that you shouldn’t be, and getting points on your license that don’t belong there.

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