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Old 10-06-2008, 06:56 AM   #1
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Here it is, read it and weep. The most outrageous and irrational anti-motorcycle "law" that's come down the pike for many years. If you recall, this is the a-hole who initially wanted to sieze your bike and throw you in jail for speeding. The Legislature toned it down slightly so it wasn't so brazenly discriminatory. This weekend Lopez went out on patrol to enjoy the results of his asinine escalation of the cops vs. rider war. How's this little gem grab you: "If the plate is mounted improperly, officers can fine the rider $1,000."
$1,000 fine for speeding 50 mph over limit takes effect in Florida -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

Thanks to the AMA for at least trying to tone this ******* down. AMA and ABATE both fought this. If you aren't a member of AMA, join. They aren't perfect, but they are our advocates.
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:54 AM   #2
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Heh heh. Welcome to Florida.

The most irritating thing to me about these draconian fines for speeding is that in all the stories I see about someone being caught doing 150mph on an empty road no one is ever injured. Whenever I see some donut muncher sitting in his car staring at his laser gun I think, "Cripes, how many rapes, middle school drug sales and child beatings occurred while this lazy slob rakes in revenue?"

We would be better served if they spent their time on people who run red lights. Or just drove around where they can be seen. I see the UHP citing speeders a lot....as I pass the parked patrol car at 85mph. LOL!
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:16 AM   #3
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Too bad most people will applaud this law. Nice find Ken. We have to fight this crap to the end.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:32 AM   #4
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Yes, welcome to revenue enhancement, the Viagra of local govt. pork.

Like a $900.00 wheelie ticket (my last one btw) and 3 points on the old drivers license, local pork sniffers are legislating street bikes out of existance. Some poor bastard down on the next block was doing wheelies on his old XR600 and they called three cops cars, and the helicopter to come and impound his bike, and haul him away for "reckless endangerment" or some such new pork law they have around here now.

Can't wait to get the Go Devil running, maybe they'll write a new law "Flagrant paraplegic misuse of an unlicenced motor vehicle" or something. Fie and Pox.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:45 AM   #5
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Well 50 over IS a little quick..........

still a total crock
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:01 AM   #6
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I love these ass holes. This @#$% must have lost his wife because some "Stunta" impressed her. Would someone just oust this a$$hole?
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:18 AM   #7
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You should have seen the law in it's original form! Some of the stuff that the AMA and ABATE were able to get removed included:

Automatic forfiture of your motorcycle upon arrest (NOT conviction), using the same law they use to take homes, boats and cars from drug smugglers. There are several hundred people suing the State of FL to get their property back after their arrests were either thrown out or they were acquitted.

Automatic arrest: no officer discretion, you go to jail. Of course, if it's the weekend, or your broke or don't have someone to bail you out, you'll be there a while.

Loss of motorcycle endorsement for life on the 2ond offense.

The first couple of "features" were tossed because even though the Legislature wanted to whip this on the riders, they knew it wouldn't hold up unless they applied it to cagers. And of course, the cager community would fight it. The third item was tossed because the only way to make it non-discriminatory was to take driving priviledges as well.

THis would be a great time for government to be embracing and supporting motorcycling. Instead, we get this ****less wonder Rep. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, R-Miami (I put his full name/title in. I"m hoping his staff does web searches and will find my comments. Lopez, you are a slimy waste of meat, wish you were in my voting district) promoting this crap.

In a previous story, it was revealed that the Lopiss-****era family had been terrorized by a gang of evil stunters who did wheelies within clear sight of his helpless children. Ya know, Mr. Lopez, considering the crime and drug rate y'all have down in Miami-Dade, I think your priorities are as ****ed up as your traffic law.
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:42 AM   #8
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Ken, these aren't the kind of concessions we have to make to live in a larger society are they? If they are, I'm extremely disappointed!
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:48 AM   #9
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My colleague to the South seems to be slightly put-out...

That being said, I'm reminded of what our local Sheriff had to say about the new Law, "We have the Death Penalty, but folks are still going out and killing people..."

It ain't more laws, it's more enforcement of the ones already in place!

Of course, the Legislators don't have to fund the new laws...
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:03 AM   #10
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The comments section is real cute. Really highlights why Flordia is such a train wreck.
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