police & bicyclists

“Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck told a group of bicycle advocates that department-wide training would be implemented to highlight the rights of bicyclists on the road and ensure that officers know how to deal with incidents involving bikes.

Beck’s statements come amid growing complaints from cyclists that their rights are being infringed by drivers. It marks the first time top LAPD brass has publicly addressed the issue.

Beck said bike riders are “our most vulnerable commuters” and that the police department needed to do a better job protecting them.

“We hear you, we know we need to do a better job for you,” Beck said.”

quoted from: Salty Dog Cycling

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see also: Los Angeles Times

I do wish that was true for the San Antonio Police Department, too. But maybe I expect too much if I hope that Chief McManus would read , let alone heed his colleagues’ good sense.

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