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Will police give you a ride...(7 posts)

Will police give you a ride...stinkfoot247
May 25, 2003 12:11 PM
if you are on a ride and get stuck out after dark and don't have lights. I don't want to get hit by a car and don't have money for lights, I'm going today.
re: Will police give you a ride...orange_julius
May 25, 2003 1:48 PM
Here in Cambridge, MA, they will ticket you and give you
a free light to put on your car! There is a new law that
all bicycles must have front lights when riding in the
dark, and as part of the effort to increase awareness of
the issue, LBSes in the area donated lights and pledge 10%
discount on bike lights. Not sure if this is still the
case, though.

Disclaimer: Cambridge, MA does not exactly have nice
roads for long rides. The target audience is probably
bike commuters.
re: Will police give you a ride...OverStuffed
May 25, 2003 3:02 PM
Rear (red) lights are pretty cheap, and if the front light is just a formality, you can get a cheap one. If you need a light to see by, that's when it gets pricey.
Just tell them about your ADD conditionSpoiler
May 25, 2003 8:13 PM
and they'll give you a ride.
I think we have a successor to SprintNick, or a pretty good fatuous-post troll.
I hope not, Call a cab!pitt83
May 26, 2003 5:35 AM
Don't use my tax dollars and public protection services because of poor planning. You know what time the sun goes down; you obviously have internet access and should be able to figure that out.

Get a light or get a clue!
The ironic thing is that...PseuZQ
May 26, 2003 9:19 AM
I'll bet a lot of cyclists remove the front and rear reflectors becuase they look too "fredly." (OK, I did too. I'm still fredly, though...) Then are worried about getting stuck out at night.

Get a pocket blinky you can attach to your seatbag or your helmet. I know the cost of bikestuff adds up, but it's a good investment.
Don't count on it....DINOSAUR
May 26, 2003 7:36 PM
It depends on where you live and how busy they are. COPS are not cab drivers unless you want a ride to the cockroach hotel. Best thing is to pack something you can slap on your bike if you get stuck in the dark. If you can't afford to buy a light, don't ride in the dark, unless you want to take the chance of getting cited or run over (whichever comes first)....but if you happen to be a very comely looking female some fine officer might be kind enough to give you a lift...