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Old 10-24-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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Motorcyclists Taunting Pursuing Officer on Bay Area Freeway

The willful contempt for the police officer makes this far more egregious than a mere traffic violation IMHO. I don't support the idea of using spike strips to handle this, but I hope the police are able to identify and apprehend some of them. Besides the obvious traffic infractions, they may be guilty of at least misdemeanor eluding. A 30 day stay in jail, insurance issues and maybe a suspended driver's license would seem an appropriate response... doubt any of that will happen. The danger is that a pin-brained legislator will try to solve this with a law that is written without any regard for the majority of riders or any knowledge of what riding a motorcycle entails. There are already laws in some states and British Columbia that make it a crime to ride on the street with your butt off the seat. Even on my FJR I will often stand on the pegs to stretch my legs and rest my back. In some jurisdictions that is a crime and it is a crime ultimately because of jerks like those in the video.
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:13 PM   #2
ow, my balls!
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Yeah that sucks. The CHP moto cops normally cut us quite a bit of slack, and when I rode daily down there I appreciated it because even though at times what I was doing was not 100% legal, it was to move myself out of bad situation, and the moto cops understood it.
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