It’s 6:30pm, do you know what the Dayton Police are doing?

While the price of gas is hovering around $4 a gallon, it seems the Dayton Police are doing their part to make sure you feel the pain, even if you are on a bicycle.

That’s right- in a state that doesn’t inspect cars, and you can drive without a bumper, fender, or even a windshield, the Dayton Police department is stopping bicyclists on the bikeway at 6:30 pm for NOT HAVING A HEADLIGHT! I feel safer already.

I know this, because our intern was stopped- and also warned about using an MP-3 player while riding. Apparenly, it’s ok to drive a car with your boom-thunk blasting, or talk on the phone while eating MickyD’s- but, don’t ride a bike on the bike path with an MP3 player.

I don’t have a light on my bike, and I listen to Marketplace almost every morning on my bike ride. Guess I’m a criminal.

Oh, and one more thing- the cops were in cruisers. Guess they can’t pedal fast enough to catch the people on bikes.

Do you feel safer?

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Easy answer: They want that bicycle dollar.

If people start riding bicycles en masse, how long do you think it will be before the state starts requiring bike licensing?


Maybe they thought you were a mexican sneaking into dayton.