So I'm speeding down West Pender to my job at 5:30, 10 mins to go, do the usual "Arg cagers!" and slip into the bike/bus lane to pass said idiots, get a few blocks away and hear the WHOOP WHOOP. Ah nuts, so much for getting to work on time. It's a motorcycle cop. We pull over, he explains why, that I was in the bike lane, and I make my silent Woot that he didn't get me for doing 70 up Pender. Yay!
So he gets my yellow piece of paper I just got 5 days ago, (oops!) and starts writting the ticket, explaing that I should dispute this.
This is his way of giving me a warning. As long as I get no more convictions in the next however many decades it takes for my court date to arrive, and I show up to said court date, he'll let me off.
As much as I like taking the easy way out and am considering just dropping the $84 to get it done and over with, I think I'll dispute this and see what happens.
He was a super-friendly cop, maybe late 40's, and we were chatting, found out we're both from NS, and making jokes at the buses almost hitting him since he'd pulled over right next to me instead of along the curb like I did.
I realize I'm SUPER lucky for countless reasons here, but is this a regular thing? I thought you could just write an actual warning ticket and give those out.
And I thought I was wasting my time waving at bike cops! ^^