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Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket!
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Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket! So, I was hit by a car while cycling on Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park 4 weeks ago on a warm, sunny evening. The painted…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Zumwalt Jul 2.

Strava / GPS Art (Chicago)
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Curious if anyone has done any cool Chicago-area art? It's near impossible to find much on Google for our city streets, especially cycling art. I did create this Strava club for local "artists" to…Continue

Tags: stravart, stravaart, gps doodle, gps art, strava art

Started this discussion. Last reply by DerferMark Jun 18.

8/9/2020 DPRT car collision kills cyclist :(
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Aug 12, 2020.

312 River Run Trail
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Nice addition!  Vid from yesterday:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by DerferMark Dec 31, 2019.

 

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DerferMark replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Child riding bicycle struck by vehicle, killed in West Rogers Park
"So tragic.  At a 4-way stop sign, about a half-hour before sunset, an off-duty police officer in a large Toyota pickup truck plows into a boy in the crosswalk.  Cited for "failure to exercise due care."  I wonder if he wrote…"
Jul 16
Mike Zumwalt replied to DerferMark's discussion Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket!
"The Chicago police are not underfunded their budget is around $1.7 billion a year and as far as I know all 12,000 officers are on 7 days a week 12 hour shifts so the Sgt was lying the problem is they are sitting at the lakefront, downtown river…"
Jul 2
Doug Haynes replied to DerferMark's discussion Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket!
"Are we at a point where the police lack for funsing?"
Jun 28
bobweiser replied to DerferMark's discussion Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket!
"re-fund the police! she may be low-income, but she could still (be compelled to) sell her car to compensate you for your pain, suffering, and expenses. then she might have to bike to get around, and maybe she'd get a taste of her own…"
Jun 27
Anne Alt replied to DerferMark's discussion Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket!
"Having an auto policy (or being on your significant other's policy) and having uninsured and underinsured driver coverage available to you can be a real lifesaver if you get hit. Sometimes a driver may present an insurance card at the scene and…"
Jun 25
DerferMark replied to DerferMark's discussion Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket!
"Thanks @Mike Keating! Good point @Eric Pounder!  I have no car insurance but since this crash, I've been added as additional driver to my significant other's policy. Wish I had done this before. @ketoguychicago, Yes the city exploits…"
Jun 25
DerferMark replied to DerferMark's discussion Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket!
"Crazy!  "probably ran red light..."   Seems like we all need cameras and record every mile we ride!"
Jun 25
ketoguychicago replied to DerferMark's discussion Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket!
"Meanwhile, it was correct above that the city could generate more police funding by issuing more tickets, however helping to fund the police that way was specifically not what some folks wanted.  It was felt the city was exploiting public…"
Jun 25
Eric Pounder replied to DerferMark's discussion Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket!
"When I was hit by a driver while riding my bike, he had minimal insurance.  My car insurance paid out for the full amount minus his full amount.  Check with your insurance agent if you don't drive on how to get more protection. …"
Jun 24
Mike Keating replied to DerferMark's discussion Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket!
"Even though this did not work out how it SHOULD have worked out, you should know that you did the most important thing YOU could do: You were your own best advocate. You contacted the police. You engaged the driver and her insurance company. You…"
Jun 24
Joe Klonowski replied to DerferMark's discussion Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket!
"When I was 5 a dude stole our car and hit me with it and it took CPD 3 hours to bother to show up."
Jun 24
Tooscrapps replied to DerferMark's discussion Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket!
"I was doored mid-block, the driver admitted fault to the officer, and the officer still refused to ticket him because they didn't witness it. The shift leader (sorry I don't know his rank) even went so far as to quip: "you probably…"
Jun 24
DerferMark replied to DerferMark's discussion Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket!
"Good reply from Dave Simmons, Executive Director, Ride Illinois I wanted to share: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Illinois has laws that aim to protect cyclists (3 foot passing,…"
Jun 23
DerferMark replied to DerferMark's discussion Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket!
"Agree but what if driver is not insured and/or has an expired driver's license?  It's not the job of the victim or insurance company to enforce traffic laws, it falls on the police. Failure for them to do so, particularly when someone…"
Jun 23
ketoguychicago replied to DerferMark's discussion Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket!
"The insurance-related path is the best available, and arguably it would be better at this point if money was flowing to you instead of to the city in the form of a traffic ticket/fine.  Anne's correct. On another and related note:  In…"
Jun 23
Anne Alt replied to DerferMark's discussion Don’t count on Police for even the smallest token of justice, a Traffic Ticket!
"Unfortunately, police don't issue tickets against drivers in many situations where they should. Pursuing an insurance claim against the at-fault driver's insurance company (and making their rates go up), is as much justice as most of us…"
Jun 22

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Around Town, Distance
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