Monday, October 14 2013 @ 11:33 AM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
[B' Spokes: I thought that was interesting.]
Jim Swift noticed that there were a couple of outdated laws in the current version of the fine or penalty deposit schedule for violations of vehicle laws as published by the District Court of Maryland. The outdated laws were the requirement that bicyclists must use shoulders and have bells on their bicycles. Peace officers rely on this fine schedule when writing traffic citations. He proposed that MBPAC send a letter to the District Court requesting that the fine schedule be revised to show the current laws.
(The above will be posted soon on this page: http://www.mdot.maryland.gov/Office_of_Planning_and_Capital_Programming/Bicycle/MBPAC.html)
And this from the Government and Legislative Affairs Subcommittee:
[B' Spokes: I find it rather ironic that WMATA is not a Maryland state agency while MTA is a state agency (which MBPAC can advise) and has no such pointed understanding of bicycle and pedestrian issues that is given to Baltimore Metro bus drivers. Not that there is anything wrong with pointing out something nice happening within the state but still I for one would like to see more support of at least getting Baltimore Metro area bus drivers up to the same level of bicycle friendliness I see in DC and Montgomery County.]