Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Cyclist banned for 15 years

A university student has been banned from riding his bike for a whopping 15 years after police caught him pedalling blind drunk through the streets of his home town of Gießen

Hahn was initially fined €500 by the district office of Gießen, in the state of Hesse. But the road traffic licensing department office in his town subsequently demanded he undergo a medical and psychological examination, which would have cost the student at least another €500.

When Hahn refused, he got a letter from the office telling him: “You are no longer entitled to ride any leg-powered vehicle on public streets.”

The letter went on to explain
the ruling applied for 15 years.