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ajbooth

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Oct 21 2013 at 11:16am #

If anyone is in the South Hills next Monday afternoon, there is a hearing scheduled for 3:15 PM on October 28, at District Magistrate Blaise Larotonda’s office in Mt. Lebanon.

Address: 680 Washington Rd, Suite B103, Pittsburgh, PA 15228

I recorded this driver on my video camera and submitted it to the Mt Lebanon Police in June. This was their first experience with the four foot passing law, and they have been very positive in communicating with me in the time since it was written.


jonawebb

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Oct 21 2013 at 12:24pm #

I won’t be there, but good luck, man. You are the shizzle when it comes to getting this law enforced.


Marko82

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Oct 21 2013 at 12:44pm #

I may be able to show up, but it will have to be last minute scurrying.


Drewbacca

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Oct 21 2013 at 3:14pm #

still working out my plans for the next week, but I’ll keep this in mind… thanks for the head’s up.


erok

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Oct 21 2013 at 3:30pm #

Can’t make it, but please keep us informed. If you want to write something up about your experience, and the outcome for our blog, this seems like a good thing for content and will no doubt be useful for folks all over the state.

email me if interested and we can work on something together: eric@bikepgh.org


ajbooth

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Oct 28 2013 at 3:24pm #

Guilty, specifically of the four foot passing law violation. I don’t know if any of you have been in District Magistrate Larotonda’s court room, but he is a very passionate person. He absolutely ripped into the driver, whose defense was “but he wasn’t riding along the curb” and “he passed a line of cars on the right.” He even copied “the law about cyclists” and brought highlighted copies for everyone. They were thrown aside in the midst of the “If someone did that to you, or your kids, you’d be ready to kill them” rant from the judge.


jonawebb

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Oct 28 2013 at 3:27pm #

Fan-fucking-tastic!


Mikhail

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Oct 28 2013 at 3:38pm #

Greate!


Marko82

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Oct 28 2013 at 4:10pm #

WooHoo!

How do we get that DM to talk with his peers?


ajbooth

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Oct 28 2013 at 4:18pm #

Marko82 wrote:How do we get that DM to talk with his peers?

I know him pretty well. I could ask him. He was a Lebo police officer for 25 years before he became magistrate, he knows the law.


Swalfoort

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Oct 28 2013 at 8:18pm #

Nice! Congrats to you for following through on this. And thanks to the DM.


cburch

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Oct 29 2013 at 7:21am #

i’ve said it before, i’ll say it again. you sir, are a god damn super hero.


Drewbacca

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Oct 29 2013 at 8:59am #

cburch wrote:i’ve said it before, i’ll say it again. you sir, are a god damn super hero.

AMEN!


gg

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Oct 29 2013 at 9:20am #

Thank you for taking the time to do all that. Great!

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