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NYPD's Operation Safe Cycle

The New York City Police Department has announced Operation Safe Cycle, a two-week bicycle safety enforcement initiative. The operation begins Wednesday, August 13, 2014 and concludes Tuesday, August 26, 2014. 

Bicycling in New York City can be a fantastic experience, but safety should always be a cyclist's priority. The NYPD wants to help ensure the well-being of cyclists and the security of their bicycles.

The initiative will target the following hazardous violations that create a danger for pedestrians and bicyclists: failure to stop at a red light, disobey a traffic signal or sign, riding the wrong direction against traffic, riding on the sidewalk, and failure to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk. An additional focus will be given to motorists who obstruct bicycle lanes, which creates a hazardous condition for bicyclists.

As per the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, bicyclists are granted all of the rights and are subject to all the duties of a motor-vehicle operator. Furthermore, the New York City Traffic Rules are also applicable to bicycles.

For more information on NYPD's Operation Safe Cycle, click here

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