WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bicyclists often ignore red lights in the nation’s capital, but they rarely get ticketed.
NBC 4 reports (http://bit.ly/2bVNUEb) that bike riders triggered the cameras more than 1,500 times since 2015. But the cameras have no way of identifying them.
D.C. police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck says the violations raise concerns about safety, not only for bike riders but motorists and pedestrians.
The cycling community shot back, saying most red-light violators are behind the wheel of a car or truck. In 2015, there were more than 60,000 red light camera violations triggered by cars in the District. Greg Billing of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association said most accidents are caused by motor vehicles.
The number of violations committed by cyclists has prompted a D.C. councilmember to seek more information on the issue.
Information from: WRC-TV, http://nbcwashington.com