This morning, I received my first traffic violation ticket in over a decade.
I was at a busy intersection (corner of W. 42nd and 8th Ave) and attempting to make a left turn onto 8th Ave. The traffic signal with a left arrow turned green, so I slowly started to make the turn, but stopped as there were still pedestrians crossing the street. I waited until all the pedestrians had passed, then finished making the turn.
I was then immediately pulled over and given a ticket for “failure to yield to pedestrians.”
The cops had obviously set up a trap…