Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 27th, 2006 at 3:37 pm
My Perceptions of enforcement post last week spurred some interesting discussion. Curious about how the perception of my readers differed from the reality of statistics, I asked for people to guess how many tickets were written to bicyclists last month.
Of the 74 comments the average guess was around 60.
As promised, here are the official October stats from the Traffic Division of the Police Bureau:
- 2211 moving violations to motorists
- 2366 photo radar speed cites issued
- 145 DUII arrests
- 20 cites to pedestrians
- 18 cites to bicyclists
This tells me the perception among some people in the bike community of the amount of tickets being written to cyclists is unduly high when compared with the actual statistics.