WNYC’s Brian Lehrer interviews Steve Vaccaro and “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz about Vaccaro & White’s DMV Bike Ticket Class Action and what makes cars and bikes the same–and different–when it comes to street safety.
A New York attorney is filing a lawsuit alleging that cyclists have been unfairly charged when they receive NYPD tickets which treated them as motor vehicles — raising the larger question of whether the laws for cars and the laws for bikes should be the same. We open the phones for bikers, driver, pedestrians and anyone else: When you violate traffic laws on your bike, should you be treated as a car would? Bikers, do you follow the letter of the motor vehicle law when on your bike? Former NYC traffic commissioner and transportation expert “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz helps clarify the laws; and attorney Steve Vaccaro discuses his lawsuit and efforts to protect bikers.
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