NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New rules for bicycle delivery riders take effect Tuesday in New York City.New Yorkers Urged To Wrap Up Holiday Weekend Travel Before Sunday Evening Storm
Commercial bicyclists are now required to carry an identification card and wear helmets and reflective upper body clothing with the business’ name and cyclist’s ID number on the back.
Businesses could be fined $100 or more if they fail to provide riders with helmets, headlights and bells.READ MORE: Bronx High-Rise Victims Remembered With Funeral Sunday, Officials Pledge To Keep Up Support For Survivors
Commercial bicyclists must also obey all traffic laws, including yielding to pedestrians, riding in the direction of traffic and stopping at all red lights and stop signs, among others, and must take a safety course.
In addition, the law beefs up enforcement, giving Department of Transportation agents the power to write tickets to riders in addition to police.MORE NEWS: Caught On Video: Person On E-Bike Shoots At Speed Camera In Queens
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