Police Harassment of Bicyclists in Pinellas?08/16/01
Kimberly Cooper is a commuter who bikes from her home in North St. Petersburg to her job near the Carillon area in north Pinellas. She has been given 8 traffic citations in the last 3 years for biking in the middle of the right traffic lane. Cooper (and her attorney Anthony Clifton) say that her actions are entirely legal and they say police are harassing her. Also on the show Gina Torres, the Bicycle and pedestrian co-ordinator for Hillsborough County and Tina Russo, president of the Florida Bicycle Association. They discussed bike lanes, traffic safety, police harassment and the upcoming meeting at USF on Bike Advocacy on August 28.