Philadelphia Police Poised To Crack Down On Bicycle, Pedestrian Violations

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Philadelphia officials next month plan to use more “stick” in a program that takes a carrot-and-stick approach to bad behavior by people in cars, on bicycles, and on foot.

The program, dubbed “Give Respect, Get Respect,” was launched at the beginning of May, aimed at reining in bad behavior by motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians in Center City (see previous story).

Since then, some tickets, but mostly warnings have been handed out.

But Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler says starting in August, more citations will be issued.

“After the first several months of doing that, we really need to pick up the enforcement side and really get serious,” she told KYW Newsradio today.


Another stupid law/ program. A real embarrassment for PA. We have to have a law to protect the stupid ones who walk while texting and fall into water fountains.

I dunno about that. Just a few days ago, a woman was almost killed in San Francisco when a bicyclist ran a light and hit her, causing life-threatening head injuries.

Getting bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians to obey the law and also to look out for one another is a sensible goal. Besides, why have laws if they aren’t enforced?

I should add to my signature. “The absence of morality and the increase of stupid people leads to the enslavement of laws.”

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