"8pm, every third bike on Clinton had no lighting. ." Psyfalcon
I can't decide if you're being serious, or joking, with that number. Probably some of the latter. Out in Beaverton, I see unlit bikes frequently on 117th, near where I live. Generally later in the evening...10pm last night. Traffic isn't heavy then on this street, so their being there on this wide street with bike lanes isn't a big hazard.
In many other common situations in town; unlit neighborhood streets, sidewalks, big thoroughfares, unlit bikes are potentially big problems. I think that unless cops are assigned to a specific detail, such as 'being particularly on the lookout for unlit bikes', on a given shift, or unless they're looking for someone for which the bike being unlit gives them a pretext to stop, there's a good chance that goofs riding around their bikes without lights won't get stopped. Demand for cops to be elsewhere is too great to have self endangering vulnerable road users be a priority.
Last edited by wsbob; 10-09-2012 at 10:40 AM.