Not everywhere fails to apply the traffic law to bicyclists. I was 14 and got a speeding ticket (on a very steep hill) in Central Oregon for doing 52 in a 35 zone. Whether I was actually going that fast or the speed was inflated on the ticket I don't know, but I do know that I was blowing past traffic, including the city cop that pulled me over. I was in the bike lane, which was actually separated from the road by about 2 feet of soft shoulder so I wasn't worried about it while zooming down the hill. Of course, I was 14 and wasn't worried about much of anything as we all know we are invincible at that age.
The traffic court judge reduced the fine from whatever it was (somewhere around $100 if I remember correctly - a lot of money for a kid, especially then) to $9 dollars - which was all the money I had on me at the time minus one dollar. He further instructed the court clerk to give me the $1 in coins and I was instructed to use said coins to call for a ride home, as I was banned from riding my bike within the city limits for two months.