City hits the brakes on delivery bike riders

Some city politicians want to put the brakes on reckless deliveryman who they say speed dangerously through the streets on two wheels. The Department of

NEW YORK - Some city politicians want to put the brakes on reckless deliveryman who they say speed dangerously through the streets on two wheels.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) says it's dropping in on restaurants with warnings, and newly proposed laws could increase the penalties and enforcement of existing laws for the messengers.

There are some 50,000 commercial cyclists in New York and lawmakers say that not all of them follow traffic laws because they're in a hurry to deliver.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The first Kick Your Game Sneaker Exposition kicked 1 Sneaker Expo kicks off at Brooklyn Stuy Dome
Experts offer advice on reducing healthcare costs at 2 Tips to reduce health care costs
3 Word on the Street: Selfies
4 VIDEO: Mini-mall plaza opens in Sunset Park
5 Brooklyn Sportscast, Jan. 16

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE