Maybe the NYPD hasn't been all wrong in issuing summonses to bikers for breaking laws that don't exist. After all, they keep cyclists in bike lanes where they belong. But what would happen if a cyclist NEVER deviated from the bike lane? Watch this hilarious video to find out.
A tipster passed us this video of Casey Neistat, who recorded himself getting a $50 summons for not using a bike lane (it also appears that the cop may have been blocking the bike lane to give him the ticket but that's old hat by now). His odyssey of strictly adhering to bike lanes begins in earnest around 1:10.
Neistat got the ticket despite the fact that the law states that cyclists may avoid a bike lane
When reasonably necessary to avoid conditions (including but not limited to, fixed or moving objects, motor vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, pushcarts, animals, surface hazards) that make it unsafe to continue within such bicycle path or lane.
Good luck on getting back your $50! We're guessing it all went to the Emergency Papa Johns Fund.