Shore towns teaching cyclists rules of the road

    We’ve all had the I’m-on-vacation-so-the-rules-don’t-apply mentality.

    It’s how we justify eating whole blocks of fudge and wearing shirts with ridiculous sayings on them.

    But while the South Jersey towns will look the other way when you take seven shots at the mini-golf hole, they’re cracking down on unruly bikers.

    In Long Beach, the cops are giving out educational pamphlets to cyclists who violate laws like riding on the sidewalk or against traffic, or ignoring a stop sign.

    Shore towns are giving out lessons this summer, the Press of Atlantic City reports, hoping the pamphlets will help cyclists wise up and avoid tickets and accidents. More than 20 bike-involved accidents have been reported this summer in LBI, and now more bikers than pedestrians are being struck.

    Ocean City is tackling the problem with extended bike lanes while both town work to education cyclists about state bike laws.

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