110 warnings written during enforcement of bicycle regulations
The Fairfield Police Department issued 110 written warnings for various infractions while enforcing bicycle regulations during May.
Fifty warnings were issued for riding on the sidewalk in the business district; three for running red or flashing red lights; 14 for riding the wrong way on a one-way street; seven for no bike light; and 36 for stop sign violations. One bicyclist was cited for a stop sign violation and then arrested for interference with official acts.
Additionally, four warnings were issued to skateboarders riding on the sidewalk in the business district, and one warning was issued for riding in the street.
Approximately 300 flyers, created by reserve officer Shawn Orte to explain the bicycle regulations, were distributed. The flyers have been posted in several businesses and may be obtained from the Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield City Hall, Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center and Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. The city’s ordinances may be viewed online at cityoffairfieldiowa.com.
Bicycle enforcement will continue throughout the summer.
For the complete article, see the Thursday, June 3, 2010, printed edition of The Fairfield Ledger.