Sunday, March 24, 2013

Cyclists visit with police chief about road safety

AUSTIN -- Dozens of Austin cyclists sat down to have a “Chat with the Chief” Thursday night at a South Austin bicycle shop. The event sponsored by the Austin Cycling Association and Please Be Kind to Cyclists is in its fifth year. Local bike riders were armed with questions about the legal system and its inner workings. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo was joined by deputies from other law enforcement agencies, a representative from Austin Municipal Court, a Municipal judge and others who fielded questions for more than an hour. Many cyclists told KVUE they’re concerned about public perception that people who hit and kill a cyclist or a pedestrian are seldom held accountable.

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