Cyclists warned to follow the law |

Cyclists warned to follow the law

FRISCO – Dillon residents Brett Morgan and Jonathan Weyant were biking down Main Street in Frisco Thursday when Frisco police Officer David Coulter pulled them over for running a stop sign.

Morgan and Weyant didn’t deny running the intersection of Main Street and Creekside Drive, which didn’t make Coulter any happier.

“It’s kind of like riding motorcycles,” Coulter said to the duo. “You have to be so much more careful about what everyone else is doing. People have a hard enough time seeing the smaller vehicles.”

Morgan and Weyant received warnings, not tickets, but the incident reminded them that, despite not being required to have bicycle licenses, they still must obey the rules of the road.

“Every time I go down Main Street, I see two to four violations by cars,” said Morgan, who was pulled over in Maine doing 40 mph in a 15 mph zone. “They’re pulling out in front of someone or speeding, or running a stop sign.”

For Weyant, this was a first.

“Mostly, on a bike, I’m thinking about what the maniacs in the cars are doing,” Weyant said.

The incident, which occurred around noon, was not the first interaction with bike riders for Coulter. Earlier in the day, he said, he had pulled over three bicyclists at the intersection of Hawn Drive and Meadow Drive also for running a stop sign.

-Ryan Slabaugh

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