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 Post subject: Riding laws
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:50 am 
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Cool site for those of us that plan on touring some.
Motorcyle laws by state.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:45 am 
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Good find Dan!

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 Post subject: Most dangerous weapon
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:00 pm 
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No. To me the most dangerous weapon is a woman on a cell phone driving?


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I'm in full agreement!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:58 am 
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I have never found it - but I know the law must be there ... "A womam must have her cell phone firmly attached to her ear prior to inserting the key in the ignition ..."

I've just seen it too many times to not be the law.

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 Post subject: Re: Most dangerous weapon
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:07 am 
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godofthewaves wrote:
No. To me the most dangerous weapon is a woman on a cell phone driving?


The men and boys are just as bad.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:51 am 
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Yep.

And let's us not forget the ol' boy who goes to the building supply or the dump or anywhere else he can overstuff his pickup and, too cheap or stupid for rope or straps simply proclaims "Aww, it'll ride..."

Watched in horror not six days ago as a four-door sink base (big hulking cabinet) blew off the back of one of those modern "one-ton duallie-with-a-five-foot-bed" joke trucks people love so much anymore...

What with the transverse tool box filling two of the available five whole feet of bed space, this dip had the cabinet in there _stood on end_!

One school bus coming the other way and 'whoomph!'

Spectacular...

If it hadn't been for the equally thick-minded numbskull tailgating him, it could have been a lot worse for the sensible folks on the road...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:48 pm 
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*cough* cough* I think anyone with a cell phone while driving is a danger. *cough*cough*

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:00 pm 
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Good find Dan.

Interesting that it covers lane splitting. Under CA it states "Not referenced in Administrative Code or Statutes" while other states I randomly checked specifically outlaw it.

This thread quotes the CHP web site “Lane splitting is permissible if done in a safe and prudent manner”

I would interpret this to mean that if an officer thinks that your lane splitting is unsafe he/she can ticket you. A judge might or might not uphold the ticket, depending on what is said in court. Since lane splitting is not addressed in the statutes there might be a difference in opinion over the safety of lane splitting among police officers depending of if they ride or not.

It might seem that CA has left lane splitting in legal limbo. But CA also has a basic speed law. You can be ticketed for speeding even if you're riding/driving under the speed limit, if an officer decides that your speed was too fast for the driving/riding conditions.

In effect you as a rider/driver are suppose to think about what you are doing and act and react accordingly.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:01 pm 
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Good find Dan.

Interesting that it covers lane splitting. Under CA it states "Not referenced in Administrative Code or Statutes" while other states I randomly checked specifically outlaw it.

This thread quotes the CHP web site “Lane splitting is permissible if done in a safe and prudent manner”

I would interpret this to mean that if an officer thinks that your lane splitting is unsafe he/she can ticket you. A judge might or might not uphold the ticket, depending on what is said in court. Since lane splitting is not addressed in the statutes there might be a difference in opinion over the safety of lane splitting among police officers depending of if they ride or not.

It might seem that CA has left lane splitting in legal limbo. But CA also has a basic speed law. You can be ticketed for speeding even if you're riding/driving under the speed limit, if an officer decides that your speed was too fast for the driving/riding conditions.

In effect you as a rider/driver are suppose to think about what you are doing and act and react accordingly.

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 Post subject: Re: Most dangerous weapon
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:24 am 
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godofthewaves wrote:
No. To me the most dangerous weapon is a woman on a cell phone driving?


Really? is that a dangerous weapon for you? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Riding laws
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:00 pm 
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Interesting. I knew some of these laws for MD, but not all. Any Marylanders here know about the laws involving HOV2 lanes and motorcycles when the sign doesn't state anything about motorcycles? I've heard a few say that it's fully legal, no matter the circumstance, but usually that translates to "It's not legal, but no one cares" when coming from these people... lol Any input?

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 Post subject: Re: Riding laws
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:24 pm 
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I'm not sure. But my views on the matter is if a sign doesn't say motorcycles OK then I'm not risking it. Those tickets tend to be more expensive then speeding.

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 Post subject: Re: Riding laws
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:48 pm 
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hercman wrote:
I'm not sure. But my views on the matter is if a sign doesn't say motorcycles OK then I'm not risking it. Those tickets tend to be more expensive then speeding.

Agreed. And points, at least today when I was riding on 270, they stated at least 1 point.

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 Post subject: Re: Riding laws
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 10:51 pm 
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Updated link from the AMA: http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/asp ... n/laws.asp

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