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Old 04-10-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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Weird tickets and lessons learned.

Motorcycles are small and maneuverable. As such they go places cars can't. There are also laws on the books for doing almost anything you can think of with regards to the operation of your motor vehicle.

I've learned you're not suppose to drive on the sidewalks even though the law says you can do it to "access adjacent property."

And this past weekend I learned when you see "cones and barriers" they represent something stronger than: If you can squeeze through yer good to go. Nope. And no written message like "Rode Closed" needs to be present.

What lessons have you learned on a BIKE that you might not have had you been in 4-wheel vehicle?
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:04 PM   #2
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I've learned that when you have a collision with a car on a M/C, it hurts a LOT more than it does if you have a collision with a car while IN a car.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:37 AM   #3
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I've learned that when you have a collision with a car on a M/C, it hurts a LOT more than it does if you have a collision with a car while IN a car.
That is a law! "The Law of Gross Tonnage!"

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Old 04-11-2012, 12:07 PM   #4
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That is a law! "The Law of Gross Tonnage!"
AKA as "The Right of Weight".
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:05 PM   #5
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Two years while on my cross country trip in Oregon I learned that it is not ok to pass a pickup truck pulling a large boat up a mountain pass on a double yellow even if you have the space to do so safely, espcially when that pickup truck happens to an unmarked Oregon State Police vehicle pulling a patrol boat up to Canyon Lake

Lesson learned!

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Old 04-10-2012, 05:02 PM   #6
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Motorcycles are small and maneuverable. As such they go places cars can't. There are also laws on the books for doing almost anything you can think of with regards to the operation of your motor vehicle.

I've learned you're not suppose to drive on the sidewalks even though the law says you can do it to "access adjacent property."

And this past weekend I learned when you see "cones and barriers" they represent something stronger than: If you can squeeze through yer good to go. Nope. And no written message like "Rode Closed" needs to be present.

What lessons have you learned on a BIKE that you might not have had you been in 4-wheel vehicle?

If you got a ticket for going through the cones I would like to see the vehicle code section and the report.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:15 PM   #7
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If you got a ticket for going through the cones I would like to see the vehicle code section and the report.

Disobedience to a traffic control device.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:04 PM   #8
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Disobedience to a traffic control device.



A coworker turned left in a lane with a "right turn" arrow. His ticket: "Failure to obey traffic control device". And since it was on post, his name and offense got listed in the base newspaper.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:13 AM   #9
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If you got a ticket for going through the cones I would like to see the vehicle code section and the report.

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2818. It is unlawful to traverse an electronic beacon pattern, a
flare pattern, cone pattern, or combination of electronic beacon,
flare, or cone patterns, provided for the regulation of traffic, or
provided in a situation where public safety personnel are engaged in
traffic control or emergency scene management.
I was hoping the fact that there was no actual sign that said "Road Closed" would have warranted a warning instead of a ticket.

I was down on the streets that are being used for the Long Beach Grand Prix. Big signs on Shoreline that say: ROAD CLOSED in addition to the barriers.

No signs on the smaller side access roads. And cones and barriers where everywhere. I could see cross traffic at the next stop and went past cones to get to the "T" intersection which is where I met the police officer. He was tucked in the recess of the concrete race barriers the were lining the road off his bike talking on a cell phone as I came riding up to the stop sign. One side of the road was open for travel and the side I was on according the officer as not.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:58 PM   #10
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I was hoping the fact that there was no actual sign that said "Road Closed" would have warranted a warning instead of a ticket.

I was down on the streets that are being used for the Long Beach Grand Prix. Big signs on Shoreline that say: ROAD CLOSED in addition to the barriers.

No signs on the smaller side access roads. And cones and barriers where everywhere. I could see cross traffic at the next stop and went past cones to get to the "T" intersection which is where I met the police officer. He was tucked in the recess of the concrete race barriers the were lining the road off his bike talking on a cell phone as I came riding up to the stop sign. One side of the road was open for travel and the side I was on according the officer as not.
The section is sketchy when you make a left turn through a cone pattern into a driveway or a side street instead of lining up to enter a "sobriety" checkpoint.

On the other hand there is nothing but video that stops the police from dragging you out of the car and working you over just for effect either.

Google or YouTube Escondido PD checkpoints "Am I being detained, or am I free to go?" SMASH!! Breaking glass...
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:51 PM   #11
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They seem to have very little tolerance towards wheelstanding across the parking lot while waving at your buddies.....
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:58 PM   #12
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passing a tractor trailer on a double yellow with a long clear view ahead isn't ok even when there are ripped bags of sand on the trailer blowing sand back at you
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:41 PM   #13
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kicking a cone or trying to pick up something on the road at speed is never a good idea...

an overly exuberant launch from a stop light will get you a warning/ticket even if you didn't speed or do a wheelie in the process...

if your "friends" are doing something stupid and take off, the cops just might pull you over for no reason and yell at you because your friends were being jackasses and they knew they couldn't catch them if they tried... it's just best to agree with whatever they say at that point because you probably won't be cited if your papers are in order...
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:54 PM   #14
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C&I for going between stopped cars on a 5 lane rd to go around a stopped semi that was blocking both lanes. The cop did not even see it happen, a twat in a mini van called 911 and reported that I was flying through stopped traffic. After I got past the semi I stopped at QT and there was already a cop sitting there, so he walked over asked if it was me. I said no and he called dispatch for a description of the bike and rider. It just so happened that the description matched me to a T. My next response was "Yea I'm the only guy in MO with a White MC, Red Jacket and blue jeans. So then he had the dispatch send the bitch over and she IDed me. I still denied it and he wrote a C&I ticket. So I paid a lawyer 200 to make it a equipment violation. Total cost about $425.00

The lesson I learned was not to stop so close to a spot that I just violated several traffic laws because some busy body twat may have called the cops!
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:38 AM   #15
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C&I for going between stopped cars on a 5 lane rd to go around a stopped semi that was blocking both lanes. The cop did not even see it happen, a twat in a mini van called 911 and reported that I was flying through stopped traffic. After I got past the semi I stopped at QT and there was already a cop sitting there, so he walked over asked if it was me. I said no and he called dispatch for a description of the bike and rider. It just so happened that the description matched me to a T. My next response was "Yea I'm the only guy in MO with a White MC, Red Jacket and blue jeans. So then he had the dispatch send the bitch over and she IDed me. I still denied it and he wrote a C&I ticket. So I paid a lawyer 200 to make it a equipment violation. Total cost about $425.00

The lesson I learned was not to stop so close to a spot that I just violated several traffic laws because some busy body twat may have called the cops!
That's getting close to the quip, that a Perp always returns to the scene of the crime. Only in this case, you never left!
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