I just got a $281 ticket.
For running a red light.
On my bicycle.
I had a red light, traffic going in the opposite direction had green + left-arrow. There were no cars in the opposite left-turn lane. I wasn't going to get a light until the next light cycle at least and bikes don't trigger the sensors at that intersection. What the hell ya gonna do, right?
But what's really stupid is that when the cop asked for ID I gave it to him. I could have just said, "No, I don't carry my license when I ride my bike." He'd have given me a big old ticket for operation of a vehicle without a license. Which does him a lot of good when he can't identify me (he was a motorcycle cop, so he couldn't have actually arrested me). So I'd just give him a fake name and address (Hi, I'm William Hawthorne, 1240 N. Monroe St. in San José) and be off scot-free.
Next time... next time...