Errant bicyclists, those who get ticketed for riding on the wrong side of the street or cruising through a stop sign, can now go to traffic school to avoid a hefty fine — and pick up some safety pointers.
The Community Traffic Safety Coalition of Santa Cruz County has launched a program similar to the traffic schools motorists attend to prevent points from going on their record that allows cyclists to attend traffic school for $35. Attending the two-hour class allows bikers to escape paying a ticket, which can run $100 to $200.
Read more in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Yay!!! This seems pretty reasonable!
It would be really nice if they had someone from one of the local shops or clubs to teach the class. Regardless, there needs to be some penalty for riding like an idiot. Hopefully some enforcement will help that.