In about a year Jackson police officers have pulled over around 150 cyclists for various violations.

Cpl. Jeromie Traphagan, who oversees Jackson’s bike patrol, said the department takes bicycle safety seriously because there’s such an influx of bicycle and motorist traffic in the summer.

“We don’t want to see anybody hurt,” Traphagan said. “On a daily basis, we make sure when we are out patrolling that we’re watching for vehicles and cyclists following the road rules.”

In this video, Traphagan demonstrates how to avoid a ticket at an intersection, where he said most bicycle violations occur when cyclists fail to come to a complete stop for a stop sign.

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