Just when you thought you left the Bizarro World out comes some more registration legislation, this time in Harrisburg.
Cruz legislation would strengthen traffic laws for cyclists
HARRISBURG, Nov. 18 – State Rep. Angel Cruz, D-Phila., today introduced legislation (H.B. 2096) that would strengthen traffic laws for bicyclists in Philadelphia.
The bill would require all bicycles to be registered in the city and contain the same safety features that are required on motorcycles, such as lights and turn signals.
Cyclists would also be subject to traffic regulations currently imposed on motorcycles drivers, and would face penalties for not obeying those laws.
"The number of people using bicycles as a primary mode of transportation is on the rise," Cruz said. "For the safety of cyclists and all motorists in Philadelphia, bicycles must be subject to safety and traffic regulations. My legislation would accomplish that."
Cruz said he introduced H.B. 2096 after hearing reports of several accidents involving bicycles in the city, including two pedestrian deaths in recent weeks. The victims in those accidents were struck by bicycles.