Video: Cyclist blows through stop sign then argues officers ‘wasting his time’ in Caledon
Published July 27, 2023 at 9:43 am
A Caledon cyclist had some choice words for officers after being caught on video ignoring one of the most basic rules of the road – red means stop.
The incident happened in a community zone at the intersection of McLaughlin Rd. and East Village Dr. in Caledon and the video was posted to Twitter on Thursday (July 27) by the OPP.
The footage was captured on the dash cam of a police cruiser and shows the officer parked near a four-way stop in Caledon monitoring drivers.
That’s when a cyclist comes into the frame and blows through a stop sign, with police adding the cheeky sound effect of a fighter jet passing by for comedic effect.
That wasn't a CF-18 going by, it was a cyclist. Stop signs are for everyone – vehicles AND bikes. $180 ticket for not stopping in Community Zone. Cyclist argued officer was wasting his time. #cyclesafe #knowtherules #communityconcerns @TownOfCaledon #CaledonOPP ^im pic.twitter.com/fWtW4O3vYe
— OPP Central Region (@OPP_CR) July 27, 2023
The officer springs into action chasing down the bike rider, who is decked out in racing gear.
While the video cuts off there, police say the cyclist then argued with police that the officer was “was wasting his time” with the traffic stop, but that didn’t stop the cyclist from being hit with a $180 fine.
The incident has police reminding cyclists to follow the rules of the road.
Under Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act, a bicycle is considered a vehicle, just like a car or truck. Cyclists are required to obey all traffic laws and traffic signals and have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers.
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