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Old 01-19-2015, 06:30 PM   #1
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Question Convicted of standing on the pegs???

As many on the forum (most?) know, Florida has an "anti-stunting" statute that provides (among other things) an $1100+ fine for "stunting". One of the qualifiers of stunting (as defined by F.S.S. 316.2085(2)) is "sitting astride the seat".

Rumor has it that you can be cited for standing on the pegs while riding on the roadway.

I'm curious whether anyone has actually been convicted of this based on standing only.

If you have personal knowledge of a case where this has happened and don't mind sharing the details, I'd appreciate it.
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:36 PM   #2
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As many on the forum (most?) know, Florida has an "anti-stunting" statute that provides (among other things) an $1100+ fine for "stunting". One of the qualifiers of stunting (as defined by F.S.S. 316.2085(2)) is "sitting astride the seat".

Rumor has it that you can be cited for standing on the pegs while riding on the roadway.

I'm curious whether anyone has actually been convicted of this based on standing only.

If you have personal knowledge of a case where this has happened and don't mind sharing the details, I'd appreciate it.
If I were to be stopped or harassed for this I would run it up the flagpole with official complaints to no end... I do 1000 mile days, standing is the best way to stretch while going through small towns...
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:47 PM   #3
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Yes it is illegal and many here have been cited fir it while in Florida.
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:51 PM   #4
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Yes it is illegal and many here have been cited fir it while in Florida.
I'm aware that it's illegal. If you can cite a case in which the rider was convicted of "standing", I'd like to hear about it.
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:10 PM   #5
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So, you can wiggle in your car seat, move the seat up and down, fore and aft, put on the cruise control, take your foot off the gas pedal but you can't stand up and rearrange your shorts from your ass crack? BS...
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:39 PM   #6
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Not illegal in WA

Not illegal in WA and I do it frequently to stretch. LEO here and it sounds like a BS law wherever it exists.
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:51 PM   #7
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I do a quick stand up all the time to air out and stretch a little. Nothing remotely close to stunting. That law sounds over kill to me.
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:44 PM   #8
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As many on the forum (most?) know, Florida has an "anti-stunting" statute that provides (among other things) an $1100+ fine for "stunting". One of the qualifiers of stunting (as defined by F.S.S. 316.2085(2)) is "sitting astride the seat".

Rumor has it that you can be cited for standing on the pegs while riding on the roadway.

I'm curious whether anyone has actually been convicted of this based on standing only.

If you have personal knowledge of a case where this has happened and don't mind sharing the details, I'd appreciate it.
B.C. in Canada has the same 'stunting' law. There have been many convictions on this new law, charged with stunting when simply standing to stretch. I've been given a warning by the local constabulary, mainly because of my age [55 yr olds don't normally stunt] and my bike [42 yr old Norton].
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I got a ticket. I took it to court and won. Not that taking a day off work is a win, but I won because the intent of the law is to stop exhibition stunts. My intention was only to make myself more visible to other traffic.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:02 AM   #10
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Did it a few times today-- for example, coming off on the Interstate off-ramp (straight, lower speed, no close traffic) onto a secondary road I'll stand for a few seconds and just to get the kinks out. Wouldn't do it in traffic, not inclined to do it it at Interstate speed but it is a good safety maneuver.

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Old 01-20-2015, 06:02 AM   #11
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My intention was only to make myself more visible to other traffic.
I do it all the time. It is a something I do to make a tailgater back off. I stand up and they usually back off a bit. Good to know that, I will never go to Florida.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:48 AM   #12
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I do it all the time and while it may be illegal, I would think that most cops would see it on an individual bases and use some discretion/common sense.

I even do it with a passenger and say in the intercom, "hey, I'm gonna stand for a couple seconds to stretch my legs".

I have never seen anyone getting ticketed for this.
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Old 01-20-2015, 07:23 AM   #13
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I do it all the time to adjust the equipment and get some blood flowing back into my ass....Never been hassled for doing it. Not even sure if its illegal here...
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:22 AM   #14
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There have been many convictions on this new law, charged with stunting when simply standing to stretch.
While I'm mainly interested in Florida cases, if you can point me to the details or trial transcript for any of these convictions based on standing, I'd appreciate it.
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:23 AM   #15
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I got a ticket. I took it to court and won. Not that taking a day off work is a win, but I won because the intent of the law is to stop exhibition stunts. My intention was only to make myself more visible to other traffic.
If you don't mind sharing, can you PM me the details, or give me your name and docket number, or a copy of the trial transcript?

On edit:. I just realized you're in Canada. Do they have public record laws similar to the states? Will I be able to even gain access to this?
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