Thursday, October 13, 2011
Bicycle Texting Ban In Place, But What About Enforcement?
Two weeks ago the Chicago City Council approved without dissent a ban on texting and talking on the phone while bicycling. Penalties for doing so increase with the number of offenses. As I told the Washington Times recently, it would be hard for any sane person to be against such an obvious no-no. That point noted, I hope that the ordinance will not be used by police to harass bicyclists on Chicago roads. Here's hoping also that the CPD is just as aggressive citing motor vehicle drivers for using their cell phones as they are citing cyclists. Fingers crossed.