Wear a Helmet !

afoaf

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my flat sits right on an intersection that has a ton of foot and bike traffic

it is the first in a long string of blocks that has vehicular cross traffic with no stop sign

so the bikes have been jamming along for a while with zero fear of cross traffic and then they come to my street and ROLL THE DICE

I see these kids jamming along....no helmet, riding a friend on the back, half in control, no look blow the stop sign

I saw a kid's back tire get clipped and send him flying...that one looked gnarly...the kid was apologetic to the driver surprisingly

I have been thinking of putting up a camera because there is so much fkn carnage and mayhem here between the kids on ebikes, shitfk drivers, and people curbing their dogs on my goddamned philodendron!
 

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False.

If it has pedals but no motor it's a bicycle.

If it has pedals and a motor it's classified as a motorized bicycle, which falls under a different section of the vehicle code, must be registered, have insurance, and requires a DL motorcycle endorsement.
False:ban:

Only if the motor is 150 cubic cm or larger, all of that sh1t is required.
 
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trifish

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A pretty 36 year old mother out with the kids and father feeling the good life

A tragic choice not wearing a helmet .

Same can happen on a beach cruiser .
Problem being people care more about looking cool to others than their own safety.

I rarely see the young groms that zip around in the morning on ebikes wearing any. Its not hard to set an example for your kids and wear a helmet also in front of them. My sons been riding with me since he was really young. He would call me out if I didn't have one on. Monkey see monkey do.
 

Joshua2415

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A pretty 36 year old mother out with the kids and father feeling the good life

A tragic choice not wearing a helmet .

Same can happen on a beach cruiser .
RIP Jennifer. I feel so sad for the father of the two boys who watched her die and two young boys who will now grow up without a mom. :cry:

Local paper said that there was a group of 8 riders all returning home around 8:30 pm from an all day event at the Ohanafest.
 
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Norm'

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When I look left and right at an intersection and see a 350# blob, on what looks like a bicycle, I don't expect them to be on Tour de France time trial pace. They're not safe, and should be treated like motorcycles (unless they're restricted to under 10-15 mph).
 
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A pretty 36 year old mother out with the kids and father feeling the good life

A tragic choice not wearing a helmet .

Same can happen on a beach cruiser .
She was probably riding close to 30 mph with TWO little kids in seats on the bike. Dumb, really dumb. Would she put them on a motorcycle?
 

casa_mugrienta

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False:ban:

Only if the motor is 150 cubic cm or larger, all of that sh1t is required.
False.:geek:

" - A motor-driven cycle has 2-3 wheels and an engine size smaller than 149 cc."
  • "- You must register a motor-driven cycle, and you must have a motorcycle license (M1) to drive one."
See here:

 

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False.:geek:

" - A motor-driven cycle has 2-3 wheels and an engine size smaller than 149 cc."
  • "- You must register a motor-driven cycle, and you must have a motorcycle license (M1) to drive one."
See here:

false :ban:
 

inlandLocal

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30mph is going pretty good to be pulling one of those kid trailers. I wonder if the trailer knifed or something and caused her to lose the front end?