Bicyclist loses court battle in Logan

Bicyclist loses court battle in Logan


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LOGAN -- A judge in Logan has ruled against a bicyclist who made a common, illegal move.

The Herald Journal reports Logan police cited Curtis B. Adams, 27, of Parowan, on Oct. 22 for passing on the right side of a vehicle.

Adams appeared in court Wednesday and said he was traveling southbound on 600 East when the light at 400 North turned red. He passed stopped vehicles and proceeded to the front of the line, stopping parallel to the first car stopped at the intersection.

Adams told Judge Cheryl A. Russell it was unsafe for him to line up behind the stopped cars. He also said it's common practice for bicyclists to pass cars waiting at an intersection.

A prosecutor pointed out motor vehicles are not allowed to pass on the right and neither are bicycles.

The judge called Adams' move unsafe and illegal. She found him guilty and reduced his fine to $45.

The Herald Journal says Logan police were patrolling the intersection following complaints about safety issues involving motor vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists.


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