Why don't Sandusky police officers arrest people illegally riding bicycles?
Sandusky police Chief John Orzech said his staff is actively seeking out bicyclists who illegally pedal around Sandusky .
He provided the following answer:
The Sandusky Police Department does take active enforcement action on the subjects that are operating a bicycle at night, without the proper headlights and reflectors, as it is a very dangerous safety issue for not only the person operating the bicycle but also the operator of a motor vehicle.
As part of some of the job duties of our patrol officers, we are to ensure safe roadways for the public to travel. This is only one small example of the necessity to enforce traffic, motor vehicle, bicycle and motorcycle laws — as deadly consequences can occur if a person is struck on a bicycle by a vehicle, when the driver of the motor vehicle can't see them.
These encounters are as dangerous to officers, as in the tragic death of Officer Andrew Dunn in an attempt to stop a bicyclist.