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Man pleads guilty to DWI in motorized La-Z-Boy

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If you're really that concerned about whether or not you can get a ticket for riding a bike drunk, you might want to spend more time browsing AA meetings.

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People who ride the wrong way down the street need to be dealt with harshly. I usually go for a game of chicken to force them into traffic.

Riding while drunk, however, is a completely different story. Anyone who enjoys speeding down the Newark Avenue hill while wasted deserves free beer.


Ah, now I know how some of you think! I regularly take my bike to the Grove St. PATH as well as ride the streets in lieu of using my car. Generally speaking, JC is not a bike friendly town. There are no bike paths and a zillion potholes. Plus, this town is full of aggressive drivers who think bicyclists have no rights whatsoever. Some drivers get their kicks out of seeing how close they can come to brushing me off the road despite obeying the traffic laws. I hear the same from other cyclists too.

Occasionally I will go the wrong way on a 1 way street for various reasons. One of these reasons, believe it or not, is that I sometimes feel safer ? a rationale is it?s better to see who?s gonna play games and play chicken rather than get blindsided.

To the wise poster DS, all I have to say is I hope you get run over by a Mack truck while jaywalking. Cheers.


Cool story bro, see you on the streets. I might switch from playing chicken to "playing bricks". Hope you have a helmet.

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To the last 2 post. Yes a pedestrian always has the right of way. I'm not sure of their rights if they are, say, crossing on a red light.

K-Lo, I don't want to speak for brewster, but I think he was referring to a few lights where the walk/don't walk signs correspond exactly to the lights. There are some intersections designed to give cars or pedestrians extra time.

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Doesn't a pedestrian always have the right of way when crossing in a cross walk?

Posted on: 2009/10/20 13:03
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If the car has a green to turn, doesn't the pedestrian have the same green light to walk? The Don't Walk is flashing as a warning the same way a yellow is a warning. (And yes, I walk, bike and drive too.)

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Going the wrong way on the one way street poses a major danger to pedestrians who are looking only way for traffic.


Which is why I said IF you do it, you must be totally yielding to ANYONE else. There are times, like biking 1/2 block illegally rather than 3 1/2 blocks to go round the 1 ways, that a cyclist is sorely tempted.

I use all 3 modes, and see all the sides. If you're going to go outside the law at least be humble. My current peeve is pedestrians who have a "DONT WALK" yet won't yield to turning cars who have a green turn light. You get a short enough time to turn as it is, yet they force a confrontation. Making a L out of BJ's onto Marin is bad for this, as are numerous spots in Manhattan. When I'm walking, I respect the turn light.

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Going the wrong way on the one way street poses a major danger to pedestrians who are looking only way for traffic.

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People who ride the wrong way down the street need to be dealt with harshly. I usually go for a game of chicken to force them into traffic.

Riding while drunk, however, is a completely different story. Anyone who enjoys speeding down the Newark Avenue hill while wasted deserves free beer.


Ah, now I know how some of you think! I regularly take my bike to the Grove St. PATH as well as ride the streets in lieu of using my car. Generally speaking, JC is not a bike friendly town. There are no bike paths and a zillion potholes. Plus, this town is full of aggressive drivers who think bicyclists have no rights whatsoever. Some drivers get their kicks out of seeing how close they can come to brushing me off the road despite obeying the traffic laws. I hear the same from other cyclists too.

Occasionally I will go the wrong way on a 1 way street for various reasons. One of these reasons, believe it or not, is that I sometimes feel safer ? a rationale is it?s better to see who?s gonna play games and play chicken rather than get blindsided.

To the wise poster DS, all I have to say is I hope you get run over by a Mack truck while jaywalking. Cheers.


Typical. A cyclist saying how they aren't respected, and in the next breath justify breaking the laws, which only apply when convenient. Then lastly an aggressive statement.

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People who ride the wrong way down the street need to be dealt with harshly. I usually go for a game of chicken to force them into traffic.

Riding while drunk, however, is a completely different story. Anyone who enjoys speeding down the Newark Avenue hill while wasted deserves free beer.


Ah, now I know how some of you think! I regularly take my bike to the Grove St. PATH as well as ride the streets in lieu of using my car. Generally speaking, JC is not a bike friendly town. There are no bike paths and a zillion potholes. Plus, this town is full of aggressive drivers who think bicyclists have no rights whatsoever. Some drivers get their kicks out of seeing how close they can come to brushing me off the road despite obeying the traffic laws. I hear the same from other cyclists too.

Occasionally I will go the wrong way on a 1 way street for various reasons. One of these reasons, believe it or not, is that I sometimes feel safer ? a rationale is it?s better to see who?s gonna play games and play chicken rather than get blindsided.

To the wise poster DS, all I have to say is I hope you get run over by a Mack truck while jaywalking. Cheers.

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When I was in undergrad after a long night out I got a call from a girl I wanted to go see. I decided to be safe and pedal there as I was in no shape to drive. I started the ride in all kinds of good spirits. I ended with a fractured scapula, a broken collar bone, and a bunch of road rash. At least nobody else was involved and the bike wasn?t even scratched. I considered it a good lesson learned, hah!

Posted on: 2009/10/16 21:39
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People who ride the wrong way down the street need to be dealt with harshly. I usually go for a game of chicken to force them into traffic.

Riding while drunk, however, is a completely different story. Anyone who enjoys speeding down the Newark Avenue hill while wasted deserves free beer.
I have done this. It's absolutely amazing.

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People who ride the wrong way down the street need to be dealt with harshly. I usually go for a game of chicken to force them into traffic.........



"Salmoning" is so common, that alot of bikers don't even know its againt the law (and stupid).


I can understand the occasional desire to do so given our grid of one ways, and succumb myself while riding, but what I can't understand is doing it aggressively and in your face. When you go the wrong way, you have no rights, EVERYONE ELSE has the right of way! Cars, pedestrians, other bikes. But that's not how things are done on our "take no prisoners" streets.

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"Salmoning" is so common, that alot of bikers don't even know its againt the law (and stupid).

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Recently I was stopped at the 6th St light on Grove when a stoned clown on a bike plowed right into the back of my van making a huge dent. At first I though it was "biking while texting" but a resident told me the guy was a local fixture, always high on something. The cops and EMT's thought he was high (nothing like an incident around the corner from the precinct for instant police presence!) but he was hauled away in an ambulance and I didn't see a summons issued.

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People who ride the wrong way down the street need to be dealt with harshly. I usually go for a game of chicken to force them into traffic.

Riding while drunk, however, is a completely different story. Anyone who enjoys speeding down the Newark Avenue hill while wasted deserves free beer.

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i know people in other states - NY, and CA - who got DUI / DWI on bicycles.

and someone in NYC who got a "going the wrong way on a one way street" on a bicycle (riding up St Marks Place)...


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It is not stated in the statute per se. Look up the case NJ v. Tehan. The court in that case established the precedent that one could be charged with DUI when riding a bicycle.

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From:
http://www.state.nj.us/transportation ... ter/bike/regulations.shtm

"In New Jersey, the law states a bicyclist must obey all state and local automobile driving laws."

Which could be interpreted as DUI, cell phone and the like...

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probably less of that going on than there is knuckleheads riding their bikes while talking on the phone, (no ear piece, either) which I think is as bad as anything you can do on a bike.

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Does anyone know if a DUI can be issued for riding a bicycle in NJ? I always thought you could but can't find the law anywhere online.

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