Ouch. If you do most of your commuting by bicycle, like I do, you have to watch this video on Yahoo.
A New York cyclist got a $50 ticket for not riding in the bike lane and when he tried to explain to the police officer that there are sometimes things that make it unsafe to stay in the proper lane, the cop wouldn’t listen. So, he did a video (at considerable pain to himself) to show that sometimes bike lanes aren’t as safe as they should be.
I can’t embed the video, so you’ll have to link over to it: Bike Lane Dangers Video