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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-12-2000, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yes.
Bikes are under the same laws as everything else. I know a guy that got a speeding ticket going downhill doing 40 in a 30. I also know of another guy that was riding his bike home from the bar in traffic and got a DUI.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-13-2000, 07:53 AM
 
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Everyone knows that if a motorcyclist is on a highway with a 65mph speed limit, and he/she is weaving in and out of traffic at 100mph+ speeds, that motorcyclist can be pulled over by a cop.

Well, let's say a guy has a bicycle that is street legal (mirrows, etc.) and he is on a highway. And let's say this guy has superhuman strength. Thus, he is able to pedal extremely quickly. Thus enabling him to reach very high speeds. If this guy was on his bicycle weaving in and out of traffic at 100mph+ speeds, can he get pulled over?

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-13-2000, 09:01 AM
 
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tirefryer is correct, in washington, bicycles have to follow the same rules as cars, i raced road bicycles for 7 years, and in that time i got pulled over 2 times for blowing thru 4 way stops, and got "the lecture", never got a ticket, but they allways explained how they could have given me a ticket, and that i had to follow the same rules as auto's did.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-13-2000, 09:22 AM
 
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Dumb question and not at all Urgent ~boy who cried wolf, but anyway...

YEP! In college at Santa Barbara, people got 'BUI's all the time!! Bicycling Under the Influence! Crazy..

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-13-2000, 10:33 AM
 
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I fell for the "Urgency", too. Bikes are not allowed on the highway, but if they were, they too, would have to abide by the same traffic laws as everyone else.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-13-2000, 02:08 PM
 
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A cyclist once ran a stop at a 4 way intersection, and happened to hit my car, and fly over the hood (taking out my radio antenna). After rolling a few times he got up checked his bike and called the police from his cell phone.

After the cops figured everything out, he ended up getting a $70 dollar ticket for failure to obey traffic sign...boy was he pissed...

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-14-2000, 01:56 AM
 
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Spitfire, been hitting that crack pipe again haven't you bad bad boy.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-14-2000, 02:12 AM
 
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LOL

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-14-2000, 04:00 AM
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My FIRST ticket ever, at 29 years old, was being pulled over on my bicycle for blowing a stopsign. I notice something a bit different as I roll through the (needless) stopsign for the millionth time--Yup, it IS a TRIO of motorcycle cops watching me. Three of them! Pulling over bikes left and right--sirens and lights (for about 40 feet).
I kept a copy of the ticket for posterity, because it is so STUPID.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-14-2000, 04:29 AM
 
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JRM, now that's some funny sh!t. I wonder what they would have done if you didn't stop. Remember that low speed chase in L.A. when the cops were following O.J.? I have been on some 100 mile rides and I think it would be hilarious to make the 6 o'clock news being chased by 6 cop cars while riding a bicycle for running a stop sign. If they throw down those nail strips I'd just bunny hop over them

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