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Attorney, Bryan Waldman, Successfully Defends Cyclist in Traffic Ticket – Lansing, Michigan

Michigan Statutes - Bike LawAttorney, Bryan Waldman, successfully defended John Lindenmayer, the Advocacy and Policy Director at the League of Michigan Bicyclists, in the 54-A District Court for a “bicycle violation.”  More specifically, Mr. Lindenmayer was commuting home from work on a summer evening in the right-hand lane of Michigan Avenue in Lansing.  He was pulled over and ticketed by an officer from the Lansing Police Department and cited for violating Section 626b of the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code, which prohibits a person from blocking or obstructing traffic.

After a full hearing, which included testimony from the police officer, John Lindenmayer, and an expert witness who testified about safe cycling practices, Judge Hugh B. Clarke, Jr., ruled that the statute did not apply to cyclists.  Additionally, Judge Clarke ruled that even if the statute was interpreted to apply to cyclists, he did not believe Mr. Lindenmayer violated the statute.

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