A police officer issued my husband, Doug, a warning in Bethany Beach two days ago when he slowed for a stop sign at Atlantic and Garfield Parkway while he rode his bike. Yes, it is the type that you pedal. It was 9:30 a.m., and Doug said that there was minimal pedestrian and car traffic. The officer who stopped him said that Delaware received a federal grant for bicycle safety. He said that Delaware treats bicycles like cars. ( I guess that a 10 minute ride through Bethany just turned into an hour. On the bright side, you can impress your friends that you rode your bike for an hour and they will think that you rode for several miles, when you actually just stopped at every stop sign!)
Since Doug does not carry his license when he rides his bike, (imagine that) the police officer gave him a warning. The officer asked him for his address and of course Doug gave him the correct address. How would the officer know if the address was accurate if the accused does not have identification? Does this make any sense?
This is information on the federal grant for Delaware. It seems irrelevant to this situation. Is this another way for Bethany Beach to raise revenue?
On a positive note, it is an entertaining story for a dinner party!