POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Just when you think you’ve seen it all on the roads in South Florida, someone comes along with yet another shocking sight.
7News viewer Cherolyn Davis sent us a wild video, showing an unidentified man riding his bicycle on the southbound lanes of Interstate 95, between the Atlantic Boulevard and Cypress Creek Road exits, Thursday, at around 5 p.m.
“Lo and behold, there was a young man riding on I-95, and the funny thing about it is he was trying to switch lanes,” Davis said. “That just killed me.”
“He was literally going to the fast lane, so on the left side, like he had blinkers!” Davis said. “Traveling from lane to lane.”
The bicyclist could be seen trying to keep up with the pace of traffic.
“First impression, it’s very scary,” said Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alvaro Feola. “Obviously, it’s very dangerous for any person to be riding a bicycle, especially on rush hour of I-95 traffic. Not only that, but it’s illegal to do it.”
Davis admitted that she couldn’t help to record the rider on cellphone video.
“It’s illegal on both our parts, actually,” she said. “For me to be videoing at that time, but please forgive me. I just couldn’t believe it.”
While riding a bike on a highway is obviously illegal, it’s not known if the man received a citation.
“It’s not about the ticket or the fine, it’s about the safety of the person on the bike,” Feola said. “It’s very dangerous, and you could be killed.”
FHP said, if you see anything out of the ordinary on I-95 or any other highway, report it immediately. Dial *347 to make a report.
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