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Old 05-17-2003, 09:13 AM   #11
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But surely this is already legal in CA and has been for many years....or have I just been dead lucky so far...??!
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Old 05-18-2003, 03:38 AM   #12
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Gabe has a deal for you on brain tanks.
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Old 05-19-2003, 02:23 AM   #13
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Old 05-19-2003, 02:28 AM   #14
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You pay high uninsured rates because you probably still have 40% of drivers without, despite the law. In TN we DO HAVE to have liability insurance, so don't blame that lame excuse.



Mandatory insurance laws are ineffective anyway. The last three states I've lived in TX, LA, TN have all had mandatory laws and they still have over 30% uninsured motorists. There are laws against drunk driving too, that never stopped anybody.



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PS, not sure why we had to have the written into law, cuz I and most motorcyclists I know treat non-sensing lights like a stop light anyway. Not during high traffic times though, I'll usually just sit and wait. Sunday morning different story though.
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Old 05-19-2003, 02:35 AM   #15
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The funniest (or most ignorant for sure) part is that motorcycles don't have enough metal and are made of a lot of plastic. Wouldn't that be motorcycles are not made of heavy magnetic materials, but typically lightweight aluminum (duh, non-magnetic). Darn if we just had mild steel spoked wheels, iron engine cases, etc. we wouldn't have to "run" red lights.



So how come plastic cars like Saturns and Vette's (I know they're glass) don't have a hard time since they have more plastic than your typical bike?
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Old 05-19-2003, 05:16 AM   #16
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Saturns have plastic vertical body panels over a steel "spaceframe," so they're still mostly steel.
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Old 05-19-2003, 05:19 AM   #17
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Yes, helmets are required in TN.
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Old 05-19-2003, 05:32 AM   #18
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In NM it's, "No cop, no stop"
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Old 05-19-2003, 06:54 AM   #19
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Thelma Harper must be the only person in the seante whose brain is operating!
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