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Police pull over another bicyclist, at least the third since June

by Jay Hamburger OF THE RECORD STAFF

A Park City police officer pulled over a person riding a bicycle in Old Town in mid-July, at least the third person riding a bike to be stopped by an officer since June.

Rick Ryan, a Park City Police Department captain, said the officer stopped the person on the 800 block of Norfolk Avenue at 11:14 p.m. on July 15. According to Ryan, the officer watched the bicyclist ride through a stop sign without stopping.

Bicyclists are required to follow traffic laws like stopping at stop signs. They are regularly spotted not stopping at stop signs, though.

Ryan said the person’s bicycle was not outfitted with a front reflector and did not have a rear reflector.

The officer issued the person a warning for not stopping at the stop sign and for the lack of reflectors, Ryan said. The officer was on a regular patrol when the bicyclist was stopped, he said.

Details about the person were not available.

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In one of the earlier cases, an officer watched a bicyclist ride through a stop sign on Meadows Drive. The officer stopped the person and issued a warning. In the other one, a bicyclist was pulled over on Lucky John Drive after an officer observed the person not stopping at a stop sign.

Bicyclists are regularly seen breaking traffic laws in Park City, but it has traditionally been rare for a police officer to pull one over.

A bicycling activist in June, after the first case, indicated many people riding bicycles understand they are required to follow traffic laws. Charlie Sturgis, the executive director of Mountain Trails Foundation, said then his group encourages bicyclists to adhere to traffic laws like stopping at stop signs.

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