Cyclist caught on video weaving through traffic charged with careless driving
Police could charge the cyclist with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act, which could result in a fine of up to $2,000.
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, September 11, 2017 10:16AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, September 11, 2017 10:34AM EDT
Toronto police say a cyclist who was caught on video weaving through traffic and running a red light has been charged with careless driving.
Investigators say the incident happened back in June.
They say the video also shows the man riding on the sidewalk, failing to signal lane changes and cutting off pedestrians.
Police say the 28-year-old is scheduled to appear in court next month.
Witnesses to this incident are asked to contact Cst Clint Stibbe Traffic Services Toronto Police 416-808-1900 #BikeTO Message from Cst Stibbe: Thanks for the video, great riding skill, but dangerous cycling behaviour… YOU now have our attention. Your video shows evidence of careless driving under the HTA, as well as several by-law offences. You have put several pedestrians in harm’s way as a result of your actions. Road safety is a shared responsibility and this type of disregard for safe riding on city streets does not forward the cycling agenda in the City of Toronto, and puts you at risk of serious injury or death. If anyone knows when and where this offence occurred, please contact the Toronto Police Service at 416-808-1900, so we may move forward in laying charges against this cyclist for the offences he has committed. @Regrann from @mylittlebikeshop - @chain_yanker caught me for a quick clip on Yonge Street ✔.... haven't been on this bike much lately. I am super excited to get my new @circabicycle titanium 29" street deluxe MTB soon. - #regrann