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$500 ‘Speeding Tickets’ for Riding BIKES Over 15 MPH

Old 08-07-19, 05:43 AM
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They've tried to get a wheel tax in our county a few times. It always goes down in flames. I have proposed a tax on car farmers. You know, the people who let abandoned cars rot in the field in the hopes that new car plants will grow.
Seriously though. Why not a $25.00 tax per visible abandoned car? It'd give people motivation to have it hauled off for recycling.

Anyway. Not to derail.
One of our local state parks, Rocky Fork State Park, has a 10mph speed limit on it's trails. The trails are actually rocky roads going through the hills. It is a long climb going up to a place called Hidden Lake. The descent, at 10 mph, is ridiculously slow. In a meeting that I had with the park ranger about looking for alternate bikepacking routes through park to get across the ridge to North Carolina, I asked about the speed limit. He said that they needed a speed limit and it was just an arbitrary number that they pulled out of a hat. He advised, use good judgement and slow down around hikers.Real cool guy.
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Old 08-07-19, 06:07 AM
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$500 seems a high price, even though a speeding ticket for my bike would be suitable for framing.
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Old 08-07-19, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Stormsedge View Post
$500 seems a high price, even though a speeding ticket for my bike would be suitable for framing.
It's a fine, not a fee. It's supposed to be unreasonably high to act as a deterrent. If the fine were low and affordable, people will just continue the violation thinking they can afford it as part of the ongoing cost.
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Old 08-07-19, 08:57 AM
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A 15 mph speed limit is a good idea on crowded bike paths. There was a bad crash two days ago on the Cherry Creek bike path in Denver. The original article in the Denver Post is behind a fire wall but here are some excerpts:
I can tell you that I had a sideswipe collision with a cyclist while coming out of the side tunnel of the railroad underpass a couple weeks ago, they were holding their mobile device listening to their earbuds and I had little time to try and avoid it.

I ended up slamming into his side hard enough that the Delta Rocket horn's top came off, the batteries flew out, I sliced my right pinky and he almost lost his device in the underpass as well.

Never mind that he had ointment and bandages for some reason.

It's a problem using those tunnels and two of three other cyclists I encountered that night didn't even have lights, the one that did walked her bike across the intersection.

That road is bad enough in that the interstate interchange is just down the street but you can add two marijuana dispensaries to that part of the trip now.

Gee, I just wanted to start a fast for a blood draw after Arby's!

Speed limit? I'm HR Huffnpuff.
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Old 08-31-19, 11:51 PM
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Wow. 15 mph is about 24 kmph. I routinely get this speed on my comfort hybrid and that is not built for speed at all.
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Old 09-02-19, 10:22 AM
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I still say a $500 ticket for speeding is obscene, even if it were a car.
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