I was amused to read in the latest issue of Portland Monthly that Editor-in-Chief Ted Katauskas recently got nabbed for blowing a red light – on his bike.
Like many others (both drivers and cyclists) he was given the opportunity to reduce the $242 fine to a $30 fee to attend a new “Share the Road Safety Class”.
This class, sanctioned by the courts and run by the Trauma Nurses Talk Tough organization (with help from a number of local transportation agencies), is proving very popular, with 100+ participants each month.
Let’s hope we all learn to share the road more safely!
While I’m on the topic, I also want to give a shout out to the Evergreen Safety Council, an organization that provides driver training and safety classes for commercial drivers.