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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Montague

    Montague UDF Adventurer

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    In Ontario, it is not illegal as the lines are for guidance and suggestions, you may still pass if it is safe to do so.

    The coppers may not like it and will certainly pay more attention to you for speed, etc, not to mention maybe not a great idea due to lack of visibility but there is nothing in the Provincial Highway Act that states it is illegal.
  2. MattB

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    I never said that it WAS legal to pass on a DYL... again, enforcement of laws was NEVER my issue on this subject. My point, simply put, was choosing to park a police car in that spot posed a safety issue to motorcyclists. Just my opinion.

    The irony here is that folks argue that photographers cause crashes taking pictures and yet some of you can't seem to fathom that a police cruiser parked where this guy was sitting might cause a few issues. :huh
  3. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    That is the problem with your line of thought. Neither the parked cop nor the photographers are riding the motorcycles. The motorcycle operator is responsible for the crash.

    With your line of thought, what is next?? Should we start blaming the trees, the leaves, the grass?? When does the blame come back to the operator of the vehicle??
  4. orangebear

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    The rider would get done for child endangerment for have the kid like that as helmet looks to big no gear and cant torch the pegs .
  5. pizzaboy

    pizzaboy retiring tomorrow

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    If he went down and hurt the kid, he would never forgive himself. Not worth it !!
  6. SilkMoneyLove

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    The helmet may look to big, but the only thing they do for youth size small is throw bigger pads inside. My daughters first helmet looked huge, but it fit her head.

    The deal breaker is the dangling feet. Guy should have taped down some. 2x4 blocks to the pegs :-)

    I also picked up a belt with handles for my daughter to hang on to. Much better than just trying to grab my jacket.

    If that kid slips, he is screwed
  7. Geoff

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  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Not everywhere.

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  9. tunp

    tunp Been here awhile

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    wow I have been lied to, myth buster told me banana peels are"nt slippery

  10. Griffin44

    Griffin44 Been here awhile

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    I was always taught by the old timers that "firemen" stoke locomotives, we put the damn things out. We're "firefighters". To which sentiment I agree completely.:D

    Your point though, is well taken. But. far more coppers get killed on the side of the road than firefighters or paramedics. In Canada, it's by far the largest cause of police LODD.
  11. Griffin44

    Griffin44 Been here awhile

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    Even if the helmet fit snugly, the weight and leverage of that helmet on that kid's neck would snap it like a twig.
  12. stretch160

    stretch160 Been here awhile

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    So you were never given a ticket quota?

  13. fonztheyeti

    fonztheyeti king of all i survey

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    sweet. yeah too many to list.
  14. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Shoulda' had a gremlin bell.......

    I don't see no stinkin' bell under that bike, so the peel had free reign. :lol3

    Probably discarded by a follower of Darla. "No you jackass, not a banana, a BANDANA"
  15. GoGo Gadget

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    Virginia balanced the budget by reducing spending. Fines for tickets written by the State Police go to the Virginia Literary Fund that goes towards funding the public school system by law. So contrary to the tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorist blog you linked to, Virginia did not write a bunch of tickets in March just to make their budget by June. Do they have targeted weekends where they saturate the roads for a high presence to control traffic? Yep. NHTSA has Federal grant money to offer local cops to help keep the highways safe, so they spend Fed money to do what they cannot afford to do otherwise. Do some small jurisdictions with so little tax revenue depend on ticket revenue? Yep. Those are in the minority. I had local riders accuse me of just being a revenuer for the county. So I looked it up. My county gets less than 1/3 of 1% of its' revenue from all court fines, not just traffic tickets, but all court fines. So they would not even notice if we wrote 30% fewer or more tickets. There is absolutely no push to write tickets for revenue. If you are working one of the NHTSA grants, they want you to write tickets to prove you are working, and not sleeping. But as far as those stat go, a warning and a cite are both stats. So 20 warning and 20 tickets both prove you are working and not fucking off at the coffee shop.


    So no, most cops don't give a shit how much revenue comes from tickets as it does not affect us. We do care about how safe the roads are. We do care about how safe the neighborhoods are. We do care about how much crime is reduced. We do care about how well we are doing our job, because that is why we took this job. And no, I don't care that you probably don't believe anything I just typed. :D
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    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    Management expects a certain amount of productivity otherwise you would have 10% of the people doing 90% of the work :)
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    Now don't go spreading facts around, it just annoys those who wish not to know the truth!

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  18. CallMeBoog

    CallMeBoog hi functioning idiom

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    Oh my god you are so funny.

    So.

    Funny.


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  19. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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    Well done sir. :clap

    And may I add, "so he had to lay 'er down."
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    Women firemen are caller firefighter and men are called firemen