NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD on Wednesday began a crackdown on traffic violations committed by bicyclists on the roads.
Operation Safe Cycle – a two week bicycle safety operation – will run two weeks through Tuesday, Aug. 26, the NYPD said in a news release.READ MORE: New York City Rolls Out $100 Incentive For Getting Vaccinated As CDC Report Warns Delta Variant As Contagious As Chicken Pox
The crackdown will target violations that endanger both bicyclists and pedestrians, including running red lights, disobeying other traffic signals or signs, riding in the wrong direction against traffic, riding on the sidewalk, and failing to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk, police said.READ MORE: Exclusive: Westchester County Officials Tout Analysis Showing Notable Drop In Crime Over Last 4 Years
The crackdown will also target drivers who interfere with cyclists’ progress by blocking bike lanes, police said.
The NYPD asked that everyone bicycling and driving in the city make safety a priority.MORE NEWS: Iconic Fireplace Restaurant In Paramus, New Jersey Announces Sudden Closure After 65 Years
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