APOPKA, Fla. – An Orange County man who received two citations while riding his bicycle on a narrow, dead-end street may face an even bigger legal battle.
Local 6 first reported on Sunday that Gary Elswick, 51, received two citations for failing to come to a complete and full stop and driving the wrong-way on a one way street. Each ticket is for $164.
In Elswick’s case, Orange County Deputy Jovani Santo-Hernandez put a slash through the “vehicle description” box on both citations. Therefore, Bustos says, it would be impossible for court personnel to know that the vehicle was a bicycle and not a vehicle, and points would likely be assessed to Elswick’s license. [Click Orlando]
So much fun when bicyclists bitch about stuff like this. What, you mean just because I ignored a “wrong way” sign and a stop sign you think it might signal that I’m not a good driver? You think the fact that I blatantly don’t follow the rules of the road is some kind of indicator that I don’t follow the rules of the road? Well look at you and your well-reasons conclusions, Mr. Logical.
Hey I’m all in favor of points going on this guy’s license, clerical error or no clerical error. I mean you don’t need a license to ride a bike (which is bullshit, by the way). So how else are people gonna know you drive like an asshole unless they tack those points onto your license?
Listen when you blow through a stop sign and get hit by a car, it’s THAT guy’s insurance that has to pay for having your handlebars wrenched out of his muffler. So I don’t want to hear shit about how your insurance premiums went up. Moral of the story is you act like an asshole you get treated like an asshole. Just the way it goes.