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.
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.
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.