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Old 05-25-2012, 05:22 AM   #16
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PIcs or it didn't happen?

http://www.citizen-times.com/article...xt|Frontpage|s

Yeah, it happened. From what the article says, you MIGHT get away with just a warning the first time, but within a month or two, it's back to tickets.

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Commonly known as the “Asheville commuter zone,” the parkway from Milepost 383 at the Swannanoa River Bridge, south to the junction at U.S. 25/Hendersonville Road at Milepost 389, is the most heavily traveled section of the most visited national park site in the country.
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Traffic volume has steadily increased in the past six years, with as many as 1,000 vehicles passing through Asheville in a single hour, in addition to people parking or walking along the shoulder of the road.Since 2006, there have been 144 motor vehicle collisions between U.S. 74A and U.S. 25, Francis said, including one fatal accident and 41 involving injuries, both with bicycles and motor vehicles.
40 MPH would have been the... ticket
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:51 AM   #17
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VA Law: No moped shall be driven on any highway or public vehicular area faster than 35 miles per hour. Operating a moped faster than 35 miles per hour is deemed by Virginia law to be operating a motorcycle, which requires you to title and register the moped as a motorcycle and obtain a motorcycle license.

Matt Danielson (McGrath Law Group in Richmond VA) was in support of legislation in the General Assembly that would not count incidents of speeding by mopeds/scooters against motorcycle statistics. Politicians have a funny way of exploiting statistics for their own purpose.
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:46 PM   #18
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I rode the section today. It is marked well, 4.8-miles long and today also included a construction zone. Saw a park ranger in a pickup truck behind a group of about 15 bikes, blue lights on and siren blaring. Last bike rider looking like "he cant want me to stop" So maybe they will be concentrating on big groups of out of state riders, Easy-Money.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:12 PM   #19
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same here
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:14 PM   #20
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Grid N35 32 24, W82 30 10 appears to be midway.
http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Bl...sz=14&t=m&z=12

Not much to see there.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:10 AM   #21
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Yes, but the ticket does not go on your driver's license. From that perspective $500 is a bargain. Just sayin
Can't verify, but I've been told by local Lawyer (Asheville) that you'll now get points on you drivers license for violations on the BRP
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:24 AM   #22
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Can't verify, but I've been told by local Lawyer (Asheville) that you'll now get points on you drivers license for violations on the BRP

That could be rough for locals. If I remember correctly NC has a low threshold for excessive speeding.
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:18 PM   #23
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:26 PM   #24
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VA Law: No moped shall be driven on any highway or public vehicular area faster than 35 miles per hour. Operating a moped faster than 35 miles per hour is deemed by Virginia law to be operating a motorcycle, which requires you to title and register the moped as a motorcycle and obtain a motorcycle license.

Matt Danielson (McGrath Law Group in Richmond VA) was in support of legislation in the General Assembly that would not count incidents of speeding by mopeds/scooters against motorcycle statistics. Politicians have a funny way of exploiting statistics for their own purpose.
Sorry for the hijack.

ENTER RANT: Everything in Virginia leads to steep fines, jail time and tarnished driving records. It must be the safest place on earth where cops have no crime to fight. Don't ask me how I know END RANT
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:53 PM   #25
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VA Law: No moped shall be driven on any highway or public vehicular area faster than 35 miles per hour. Operating a moped faster than 35 miles per hour is deemed by Virginia law to be operating a motorcycle, which requires you to title and register the moped as a motorcycle and obtain a motorcycle license.

Matt Danielson (McGrath Law Group in Richmond VA) was in support of legislation in the General Assembly that would not count incidents of speeding by mopeds/scooters against motorcycle statistics. Politicians have a funny way of exploiting statistics for their own purpose.
Yep, that's been a loophole for a long time. Starting July 1st, 2014, mopeds will require a tag and will be considered a motorcycle, so those tickets will count against them.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:05 AM   #26
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Sorry for the hijack.

ENTER RANT: Everything in Virginia leads to steep fines, jail time and tarnished driving records. It must be the safest place on earth where cops have no crime to fight. Don't ask me how I know END RANT
no shit! from 1990 - 2002 I received one speeding ticket and lived in four different states. move to VA in 2002 and have had ten tickets, might be more like twelve, bad
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:10 PM   #27
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welcome to the commonwealth of vaginya, comrades!!!!

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Old 01-05-2014, 04:39 PM   #28
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Here's another one. I have read somewhere (on the internet, so it has to be true) that in Virginia, over 80 mph is wreckless driving. 81 in a 70 = wreckless driving.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:01 PM   #29
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I try to keep all my riding and driving wreckless.

Reckless driving tickets are to be avoided.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:36 PM   #30
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Got a speeding ticket on a bike in VA back in 07. Was paying state farm dearly for that up until last year when my rates finally went back to normal. Never again. I stay out of VA and have my fun in NC and TN.
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