Did you hear about the new bike law?

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  1. florida girl

    florida girl Beach Fanatic

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    Effective 09/01/10
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    Bicyclist must remain in a bicycle lane if a lane is provided. If a specified lane is not provided, bicyclist must stay as close as practicable to the right.
     
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    Did they also write a law that drivers should actually drive between the lines?

    Because while bikes taking up extra space can be a nuisance, they don't make me fear for my life on a daily basis like all the dumbarses so busy yapping on the phone/distracted/boozed they can't stay on their side of the centerline.
     
  3. Matt J

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    Yep, ask anyone who's gotten a DUI, they are very familiar with the term "failure to maintain a lane".
     
  4. Kurt Lischka

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    It does seem about as pointless as making a new law requiring drivers to drive in the right lane.
     
  5. Douglas the Intrepid

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    I don't know, this could be interpreted that since a dedicated bike path is provided it must be utilized instead of the road. That would be utterly fantastic if so! ;-)
     
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    I thought dedicated bike paths also had a maximum speed limit that wouldn't work for all the bikers out in groups exercising. I'm not sure the bike path idea is the best route......pun intended. :sarc:
     
  7. Kurt Lischka

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    Doubt it. Not going to happen anyway since there will be no enforcement possible. As much as you may dislike bikes on the road i think living in a police state much worse.
     
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    Bikes aside, as I know there is much passion on both sides of that argument, are you implying enforcement of laws creates a police state? I know that I would be thrilled beyond belief if they just started consistently enforcing the beach dog laws. Such enforcement would enrich the community in my opinion and there are many other areas that more active police involvement would be a boon locally. :D
     
  9. Matt J

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    I do find it interesting that floridagirl either purposefully or accidentally left out the part about giving a minimum 3 foot distance when passing a biker. That was also part of the new law.
     
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    The Timpoochie Trail isn't a dedicated bike path. It is a multi-use path. A dedicated bike lane is very different.
     
  11. Kurt Lischka

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    If a cop has to pull someone over on their bike to give them a ticket and tell them to stay in the bike lane then we have our cops focusing on the wrong problems.
     
  12. Matt J

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    It's also a bigger traffic hazard in some areas than the bicyclist left alone.
     
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    I think the Segway tours, golf carts, and cars on the bike path are much bigger problems. :roll:

    Would LOVE to see some tickets handed out there!
     

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