Our friend Ignacio urged us to inform readers about this new program available to people who are cited with traffic infractions on the bike:
“In an effort to improve the safety of bicyclists in our community, the City Prosecutor’s Office will dismiss a cyclist’s civil traffic citation if he or she submits proof of completion of the Road 1 Safety class offered by the Pima County Bicycle and Pedestrian Program.
If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity you need to take the following steps:
1. Register at www.bikeped.pima.gov or call 243-BIKE
2. Bring proof of completion to the City Prosecutor’s Office located at 103 E. Alameda, Suite 501 prior to your next scheduled court date.
The class is free. Part 1 of the class lasts for 3 hours and includes a review of state and local laws and a discussion of crash types and crash avoidance techniques. Part 2 of the class is required for completion of the course and requires a bike in good ridable condition.”
A cyclist who has had his or her citation dismissed through this program is not eligible for another dismissal for one year.”