While on an aggressive driving sting on Admiral Way, SPD stopped a person doing 42 mph in a 30 mph zone. Oh, and the person was riding a bicycle.
Officers let the person off with a written warning.
On July 27th officers from the Aggressive Driver Response Team issued the following citations:
SW Admiral Way – 30 mph zone
1 at 61 mph
1 at 51 mph
2 at 48 mph
2 at 47 mph
1 at 46 mph
1 Bicycle at 42 mph (written warning)
2 Cell Phone violations
Any of you ever get a speeding ticket on a bicycle?
UPDATE: The person pulled over commented the following at West Seattle Blog:
As the cyclist involved… I figure I should give my 2 cents.
I was fine with being pulled over. I could have gotten a ticket and would have been OK with it; however, the SUV gaining on me from behind should have also been given a ticket. Going 42 (and by the way… why does everyone assume I was going downhill) on Admiral just keeps you with the flow of traffic. This morning, I was going about 30 mph and had a car zoom past on the right hand side and cut over right in front of me just before the merge to Spokane. Like it or not, it’s safer for a bike to break the speed limit and keep up with traffic (if possible) than to try to obey the law.
The officer was nice about the whole situation (and seemed to get a kick out of pulling over a bike). He said he had been looking for a bike to pull over for a while (apparently, I was the first going fast enough). He told me he was careful to write a neat contact report so that I could frame it. If only I had known I was going to be clocked…