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New sign at head of the Capital Crescent Trail, by Water St NW in Georgetown. Photo by M.V.Jantzen.
While I agree that texting and biking don't ever mix, I wonder what the penalty for violating the sign is and who will enforce it. That certainly isn't DC law.
July 02, 2012 in Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) | Permalink
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Is that sign attached with zip ties?
July 02, 2012 at 09:11 PM
My guess is someone at the Washington Canoe Club was once almost hit by a texting cyclist and decided to put up this sign on his own. Of course, the Park Service needs to take this sign down. And while we're at it, remove the "walk bike" signs in nearby Gtown Waterfront Park (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mvjantzen/7377763134/)
M.V. Jantzen |
July 02, 2012 at 09:56 PM
I'm just glad I can still check my email and send a tweet. Just no texting.
July 02, 2012 at 10:04 PM
No giving speeches to Congress while biking either. No doing laundry, no nail-filing, and certainly no beer pong.
July 03, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Can we get a sign saying "No Dumb Signs"?
July 03, 2012 at 08:45 AM
Turtleshell, I don't see any dumb signs, just a warning against dumb behavior.
July 03, 2012 at 09:27 AM
How is this not D.C. law? Cyclists would be treated like vehicle operators who are already prohibited from "distracted" driving.
July 03, 2012 at 11:29 AM
I've seen people texting while biking on the CCT. I suspect Darwin enforces this one.
July 03, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Great sign. But it's CYCLING, not "biking". God I hate that word.
But good advice. Anyone who thinks there are not as many stupid, entitled, irresponsible and just plain dumb cyclists out there in proportion to motorists with the same qualities hasn't cycled the CCT.
Peter Kohler |
July 03, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Samuel, the law reads "No person shall use a mobile telephone or other electronic device while operating a moving motor vehicle in the District of Columbia unless the telephone or device is equipped with a hands-free accessory"
So it specifically doesn't include cyclists.
July 03, 2012 at 02:49 PM
How can you tell if a cyclist is texting versus seeeing where they are on a map on their phone?
July 03, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Crickey: while Darwin may enforce the rule, it is likely at the cost of other trail users who get hit.
July 05, 2012 at 01:35 PM
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