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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-09-2000, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WARNING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you plan to ride through Wickenburg on any of your rides watch out for the cops. There is one cop in town that has a thing for pulling over bikes. He looks for anything he can write a ticket on. His biggest thing is eye protection. That means keep you visor down the whole way through town. My friend and I were riding through today and I we were doing 32 in a 45 MPH zone (should be safe right?), the A-Hole whips his car around and pulls my friend over. My friend is from out of state and didn't know that you had to keep your visor down at all times (aparently) (He only had the visor open halfway) So the PIG writes a ticket for no eye protection, no warning, NOTHING! This same prick wrote 3 other riders last weekend for the same thing. I guess since he can't write a speeding ticket he has to go for minor crap. So just be aware of this PRICK!


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-09-2000, 06:31 PM
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I guess he can't give you a ticket if your wearing sun/glasses under your helmet. I'd ride by him with visor up and shades on

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-10-2000, 01:37 PM
 
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You guys should all get together and ride thru town with sunglasses on and your visors open Bring the AZ state drivers handbook along and then show it to the poopoo head who thinks it's fun to harass us bikers

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-10-2000, 02:19 PM
 
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I would ride by with the glasses and helmet showing him the finger.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-10-2000, 08:29 PM
 
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According to the Arizona Title 28 Statutes, you are required to "wear eye protection". Where does it say that a face shield has to be all the way down to count?

"28-964. Motorcycles; all-terrain vehicles; motor driven cycles; equipment; exception; prohibition

A. An operator or passenger of a motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle or motor driven cycle who is under eighteen years of age shall wear at all times a protective helmet on the operator's or passenger's head in an appropriate manner. The protective helmet shall be safely secured while the operator or passenger is operating or riding on the motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle or motor driven cycle. An operator of a motorcycle, all- terrain vehicle or motor driven cycle shall wear at all times protective glasses, goggles or a transparent face shield of a type approved by the director unless the motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle or motor driven cycle is equipped with a protective windshield. This subsection does not apply to electrically powered three wheeled vehicles or three wheeled vehicles on which the operator and passenger ride within an enclosed cab."


That guy's got some nerve giving an "eye protection" ticket to someone who obviously cares enough to be wearing a damn HELMET, when it's not even required!

I suppose if some cruiser squid went rolling by, wearing nothing but a pair of shorts and sunglasses, hey, no problem! But YOU, Mister face-shield-cracked-open, YOU are a hazard and a menace, and this ticket is for your own good!

What a Jag-off!



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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-10-2000, 11:34 PM
 
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Does this mean we have to leave our windows rolled up in our car, too? Give me a break, I don't think this will hold up in court (unless he is in good with the judge).

Thanks for the warning, though!!



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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-11-2000, 03:26 AM
 
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So I fired off an email to wickenburg. Got a quick, friendly reply.

On 9/11/00 4:09 AM, "chuckc" <[email protected]> wrote: If this is true, one of your fine officers needs more training in dealing with the public. https://www.sportbikeworld.com/forum/...ML/000779.html

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Interesting, but you're sending this on to the wrong person. wickenburg-az.com has no affiliation with the town's government. I don't even know who I can forward this to.

Why not send a message to the Chamber of Commerce? They have a Web site,too, although I'm not sure if it's still maintained. There must be an e-mail address there.

Good luck and ride safe.

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So I fired off an email to wickenburg. Got a quick, friendly reply.

On 9/11/00 4:09 AM, "chuckc" <[email protected]> wrote: If this is true, one of your fine officers needs more training in dealing with the public: https://www.sportbikeworld.com/forum/...ML/000779.html

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Interesting, but you're sending this on to the wrong person. wickenburg-az.com has no affiliation with the town's government. I don't even know who I can forward this to.

Why not send a message to the Chamber of Commerce? They have a Web site,too, although I'm not sure if it's still maintained. There must be an e-mail address there.

Good luck and ride safe.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-11-2000, 11:52 AM
 
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I think that you should file a complaint against the officer for Harassment, since you were riding and wearing your safety equipment legally. I can't wait to go back to AZ, just to drive thru town and see if he stops me Number 40 coming up

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-12-2000, 03:19 AM
 
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You're going at it the wrong way. The law clearly states "Unless the blahblah is equipped with a protective windscreen". Your bike does have a protective windscreen, doesn't it??!!

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