Letter to the Editor: Welcome to Tahoe City, now pay your ticket | SierraSun.com

Letter to the Editor: Welcome to Tahoe City, now pay your ticket

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Fourth of July week. The lake was full, the trails were busy, the fireworks were brilliant and the roads were jammed and#8212; as usual. With traffic at a standstill in Tahoe City, it was easy pickings for the multiple bicycle cops to write up minor infractions that tourists and locals were committing at an idle.

So, here we have the start of summer with the first big holiday and with local businesses trying to bounce back from a financially weak winter, and these ticket writers are already taking money out of peopleand#8217;s pockets before than can even get out of their cars. Now, Iand#8217;m all for law enforcement doing their job, but where are the officers outside of the traffic jam? People are taking unnecessary risks by constantly speeding, tailgating, running through stop signs, passing on the right, weaving across the double yellow line and not yielding to pedestrians or bicyclists.

We live in a small mountain town and love the active lifestyle and small town atmosphere. As with any tourist town, we accommodate our visitors and try to show them a good time, but to cloud it with aggressive ticketing tactics only pushes them away.

Marc Bourriague


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