What the citation says:
Failed to observe yield right of way sign – bicycle passed three vehicles on shoulder and did not yield while performing right turn.
What the citation should say:
Improper lane usage – motorist crossed over white line onto shoulder while performing right turn, almost hitting cyclist [performing right turn on green light while riding on shoulder!].
If there is any justice in this world, I will not only win this case, but Officer Dooright will also have to detail my bike every month for a year! Okay, that might be asking a bit much – I’ll settle for case dismissed.
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