Sunday 4 July 2010

Vancouver cops ticket over 3000 cyclists a year for not wearing a helmet

Vancouver police issued 3,461 tickets in 2008 to cyclists not wearing helmets, and 3,324 in 2009.

Last week, the Straight reported that cyclist Randi Gurholt-Seary planned to fight a $167 ticket police issued her on June 16 because she failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign at Nanaimo and Adanac streets.

“My experience with them at that time was that they were out to punish the cyclists to make an example and to hit them hard,” Gurholt-Seary told the Straight at the time.