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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-06-2011, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Florida had a similar law that actually made it a felony on the second offence, and included JAIL for a 3rd offence. The law was initially an amendment to a family welfare bill to get it through. It was later thrown out by Gov. Crist
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Yeah. It's already in effect in Cali and AZ. Can't even have it on the side in AZ. I guess the cops were having a hard time reading the plates or something.

I always like the way they looked but would never put one on my bike simply because I know I'd rack my shins on it somewhere along the line. I still don't think it should be a law though.
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Isn't California going belly up? You'd think they'd have more pressing issues to deal with.
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Isn't California going belly up? You'd think they'd have more pressing issues to deal with.
I heard someone phrase it best earlier today: "Rome is burning, and the CA legislature is picking out new wallpaper."

The sad fact is that it appears despite CA's constant discussions of protecting small businesses and it's citizens, they really want to kill the custom bike and aftermarket part builders.

I already talked to Colorado. They said they don't want any more Californians. Look to other states, my friends.
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The sad fact is that it appears despite CA's constant discussions of protecting small businesses and it's citizens, they really want to kill the custom bike and aftermarket part builders.
I agree with you guys that too much is too much. However, custom bike and after market part builders should be just fine. Now they just have to design new products that are legal. And these new products should (at least in theory) replace the old products, thus increasing production!

What pride can you take in your product if you have no limitations to design it by? I think the good custom parts shops who design their own stuff will come up with nice products that will be within the new laws. Maybe I'm wrong, but I surely hope not.

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Look at it this way. Ticking the trucks and bikes they'll be out of debt in no time.
Heaven help you if you had a drink or two and your 1 inch to low or to high.
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Very true, Johnny. While fees didn't raise as much as an internet hoax said, fees still went up and they are looking for reasons to ticket.
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Maybe I shouldn't say this, but I will anyways. Those of you who want to throw rotten tomatoes at me, please go ahead.

I wonder if a system where you get ticketed only when you cause an accident would work. The ticket would have to be very expensive - perhaps matching the damage you caused. If you caused $10,000 worth of damage, you should (or your insurance) pay for the damage, and then you should pay a $10,000 ticket.

This would leave less police work trying to bust minor infractions for which the tickets are inexpensive enough that drivers/riders don't care about. You move the milking of money to those who actually caused accidents instead of taxing those who got caught breaking some law by some officer.

Carelessness while driving would probably shrink rapidly if all of the sudden your pocket is responsible for the damage you cause. It would shift the focus from "can I speed a lil' without getting caught" to "I cannot afford to cause an accident."

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I wonder if a system where you get ticketed only when you cause an accident would work. The ticket would have to be very expensive - perhaps matching the damage you caused. If you caused $10,000 worth of damage, you should (or your insurance) pay for the damage, and then you should pay a $10,000 ticket.
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The only problem with this is the fact that the illegal immigrant population in CA is HUGE. My mom was in an accident with one and they fled the scene because they had no insurance and no way to pay for the damage.
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