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132. Detroit Police Announce Bicycle License Enforcement
Edited on Sun Jan-04-09 03:15 PM by leeroysphits
http://www.m-bike.org/blog/2008/07/03/detroit-police-an...







I laughed out loud when I heard about this earlier this year.
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  -Should bicyclists be required to have a license, registration, insurance, etc? D__S  Jan-02-09 06:41 PM   #0 
  - As soon as bikes can cause as much damage as cars  taterguy   Jan-02-09 06:42 PM   #1 
  - Should totalitarian fantasists be required to stay the hell off the Web?  JackRiddler   Jan-04-09 12:39 PM   #126 
  - No.  PM7nj   Jan-02-09 06:43 PM   #2 
  - I don't see the reason.  Xipe Totec   Jan-02-09 06:44 PM   #3 
  - If bicyclists have a legal right to use public roads...  D__S   Jan-02-09 06:51 PM   #12 
     - And your donor star is where? yeah....n/t  here_is_to_hope   Jan-02-09 07:05 PM   #22 
     - For starters...  D__S   Jan-02-09 07:41 PM   #48 
     - Pedrestrians use sidewalks, maintained with public funds.  Xipe Totec   Jan-02-09 07:05 PM   #23 
     - "Maintained with public funds" ?  D__S   Jan-02-09 08:02 PM   #53 
        - Well, quite often the sidewalks aren't even plowed in front of businesses  Zing Zing Zingbah   Jan-02-09 08:27 PM   #63 
     - By this argument, why shouldn't pedestrians be required to have insurance?  JeffreyWilliamson   Jan-02-09 07:06 PM   #24 
     - Sorry...  D__S   Jan-02-09 07:18 PM   #36 
        - I disagree anyway...  JeffreyWilliamson   Jan-02-09 07:26 PM   #41 
     - No. Stupid idea.  djg21   Jan-04-09 10:41 AM   #117 
  - No  canetoad   Jan-02-09 06:44 PM   #4 
  - Having been run over several times by mad bikers, YES.  tomreedtoon   Jan-02-09 06:45 PM   #5 
  - They are required to follow the rules of the road  wryter2000   Jan-02-09 06:47 PM   #7 
  - Bikers frequently run stop signs and red lights.  Clear Blue Sky   Jan-02-09 07:13 PM   #32 
     - Really at this point I would be happy if they followed the law  Giant Robot   Jan-05-09 08:46 PM   #142 
  - Cyclists SHOULD NOT be on the sidewalk!  fed_up_mother   Jan-02-09 06:48 PM   #9 
  - I'm with you. There is an area in a business district near me where  virgogal   Jan-02-09 07:03 PM   #20 
  - I would treat cyclists on sidewalks the same way we treat drunk drivers  fed_up_mother   Jan-02-09 07:06 PM   #25 
  - Cycling on sidewalks is legal in Florida.  Mika   Jan-04-09 09:54 AM   #115 
  - Ditto for jaywalkers.  HypnoToad   Jan-04-09 12:29 PM   #123 
  - How would this stop them from running you over? n/t  greyhound1966   Jan-04-09 12:42 PM   #128 
  - "Should bicyclists be required to have a license, registration, insurance, etc?  woodsong100   Jan-02-09 06:45 PM   #6 
  - Why can't I sell booze without a license?  Winterblues   Jan-02-09 06:47 PM   #8 
  - Are you drunk or did you flunk physics? Seatbelts?  slampoet   Jan-03-09 07:52 AM   #102 
  - There was a thread endorsing seat belts for bicycles here not too  usnret88   Jan-04-09 08:37 AM   #108 
  - they should have airbags installed too.....  Maine-ah   Jan-04-09 09:38 AM   #113 
  - Well, if they use the public highways they should pay their fare share.  Just A Yeller Dawg   Jan-02-09 06:49 PM   #10 
  - What's fair?  taterguy   Jan-02-09 06:58 PM   #16 
  - Well, I have to pay a rate less than for my car for my scooter  Just A Yeller Dawg   Jan-02-09 07:31 PM   #42 
     - Did they never teach you the meaning of the word 'specific' when you went to school?  taterguy   Jan-02-09 07:33 PM   #44 
        - It would be impossible to do that as each state would have a different  Just A Yeller Dawg   Jan-02-09 07:41 PM   #47 
           - Sorry, I was a little wasted last night  taterguy   Jan-03-09 05:36 AM   #96 
              - No problem. I hope you enjoy your ride. n/t  Just A Yeller Dawg   Jan-04-09 08:01 AM   #107 
                 - I wussed out and took a nap instead  taterguy   Jan-04-09 08:37 AM   #109 
                    - Yeah, getting old ain't for pussies.  Just A Yeller Dawg   Jan-04-09 09:09 AM   #110 
                       - I'm an asshole, not a pussy  taterguy   Jan-04-09 09:46 AM   #114 
                          - LOL...  Just A Yeller Dawg   Jan-04-09 12:19 PM   #121 
                             - In real life I'm a very polite cyclist  taterguy   Jan-04-09 02:54 PM   #129 
                                - Oh yeah? Pictures? Here's my mean two wheeler.  Just A Yeller Dawg   Jan-04-09 03:00 PM   #130 
                                   - Which one are you in the pic?  taterguy   Jan-05-09 04:48 PM   #139 
  - I would think most people that ride bikes also drive cars  Zing Zing Zingbah   Jan-02-09 08:33 PM   #65 
  - Not the fault of the cyclists!  djg21   Jan-04-09 10:45 AM   #118 
  - But then should they get credit for the pollution they are avoiding?  treestar   Jan-05-09 08:35 PM   #140 
  - Bicyclists should be required to wear helmets  depakid   Jan-02-09 06:51 PM   #11 
  - Now THAT seems eminently reasonable  tkmorris   Jan-02-09 06:57 PM   #15 
  - We should be motivating people to ride, not demotivating people.  Mika   Jan-04-09 10:09 AM   #116 
  - Wear one yourself. This is none of your business.  JackRiddler   Jan-04-09 12:40 PM   #127 
  - Why increase regulation for people to ride bikes?  JeffreyWilliamson   Jan-02-09 06:56 PM   #13 
  - The Bicycle Commuter Act went into effect yesterday  taterguy   Jan-02-09 07:01 PM   #17 
  - Link to the text...  JeffreyWilliamson   Jan-02-09 07:09 PM   #28 
     - It's not like cyclists have a big advertising budget  taterguy   Jan-02-09 07:14 PM   #34 
  - Irrelevant.  D__S   Jan-02-09 07:09 PM   #29 
     - Since when don't cyclists pay for the maintenance and upkeep of roads?  taterguy   Jan-02-09 07:13 PM   #31 
     - If a person participates in a marathon...  JeffreyWilliamson   Jan-02-09 07:22 PM   #38 
     - how much damage do you think a 30lb bike plus a 180lb rider cause to roads?!  frylock   Jan-02-09 09:39 PM   #75 
        - It's called 'free loading"...  D__S   Jan-02-09 10:39 PM   #83 
           - your license fees and insurance payments contribute to the creation of bike paths?!  frylock   Jan-02-09 10:43 PM   #86 
           - This was the post you were responding to...  D__S   Jan-02-09 10:58 PM   #90 
           - You're not allowed to drive on the Intercoastal Waterway either  taterguy   Jan-03-09 03:49 PM   #105 
           - This seems to ignore the fact that motor vehicles ...  surrealAmerican   Jan-04-09 12:15 PM   #120 
  - No, because the whole thrust of a truly Democratic society is to exempt certain  pl259   Jan-02-09 06:56 PM   #14 
  - No.  ixion   Jan-02-09 07:01 PM   #18 
  - No.  pending   Jan-02-09 07:02 PM   #19 
  - I think we're missing the larger point here...  FiveGoodMen   Jan-02-09 07:04 PM   #21 
  - No.  Lost-in-FL   Jan-02-09 07:07 PM   #26 
  - They should be ticketed for running red lights, that's for sure  alcibiades_mystery   Jan-02-09 07:08 PM   #27 
  - Rolling through stops is not a safety problem  depakid   Jan-02-09 07:14 PM   #33 
  - Regardless...  D__S   Jan-02-09 07:31 PM   #43 
  - Both motorists and bikers do stupid shit  depakid   Jan-02-09 07:36 PM   #45 
  - "because the cops use the rule of reason".  D__S   Jan-02-09 07:54 PM   #49 
  - Some places have assholes cops and city officials  depakid   Jan-02-09 08:02 PM   #52 
  - Situational awareness.  D__S   Jan-02-09 08:13 PM   #58 
  - I work in Cambridge, grew up in the city, and agree that cyclists should obey the rules.  AllieB   Jan-02-09 08:22 PM   #61 
  - Fucking awesome for Cambridge...Chicago has revenue issues  alcibiades_mystery   Jan-03-09 07:23 AM   #98 
  - Suburban backstreets?  alcibiades_mystery   Jan-03-09 07:25 AM   #99 
  - staying within the speed limit is also the law..  frylock   Jan-02-09 09:41 PM   #76 
     - Me?...  D__S   Jan-02-09 10:27 PM   #81 
        - but this thread wasn't started by a cyclist griping because they were cited for blowing a stop..  frylock   Jan-02-09 10:41 PM   #85 
  - Of course it's a safety problem  alcibiades_mystery   Jan-02-09 09:51 PM   #79 
     - It's not a safety problem per se  depakid   Jan-02-09 10:39 PM   #84 
        - Jesus Christ  alcibiades_mystery   Jan-03-09 07:20 AM   #97 
  - And from someone who bikes about 2000 miles a year  wellstone dem   Jan-02-09 07:16 PM   #35 
  - Bicycles are self powered vehicles  gravity   Jan-02-09 07:12 PM   #30 
  - just obey the rules of the road...  madrchsod   Jan-02-09 07:19 PM   #37 
  - Please don't give the politicians any ideas.....  lib2DaBone   Jan-02-09 07:24 PM   #39 
  - I'd gladly pay for it  gratuitous   Jan-02-09 07:25 PM   #40 
  - Good points.  BerryBush   Jan-02-09 07:57 PM   #50 
     - Some drivers get all pissy about it  gratuitous   Jan-02-09 08:52 PM   #69 
  - Yes. Bikes share the road  rrneck   Jan-02-09 07:40 PM   #46 
  - We get lots of bicyclists on our narrow country road with no bike lanes  csziggy   Jan-02-09 07:58 PM   #51 
  - Yep. I live ten  rrneck   Jan-02-09 08:06 PM   #56 
  - Exactly! My biggest irritation with bicyclists are the things they do that endanger THEM  csziggy   Jan-02-09 08:17 PM   #59 
  - Like these holier than thou assholes...  D__S   Jan-02-09 08:55 PM   #71 
  - I figure my motorcycle tag and fuel taxes buys me at least 10' of the highway...  XOKCowboy   Jan-02-09 08:41 PM   #67 
     - Yep. Bikes are going to be  rrneck   Jan-02-09 08:59 PM   #72 
  - No, we should encourage biking not discourage it.  MN Against Bush   Jan-02-09 08:03 PM   #54 
  - What's the age limit to ride a bike, then? Fucking brilliant.  flvegan   Jan-02-09 08:06 PM   #55 
  - Absolutely not.  Naturyl   Jan-02-09 08:07 PM   #57 
  - Where the fuck do you live...  D__S   Jan-02-09 08:50 PM   #68 
  - God NO! Should we be required to pay registration, insurance and get a license to walk?  Zing Zing Zingbah   Jan-02-09 08:19 PM   #60 
  - No but I think I can convince you to have one to think  bonito   Jan-02-09 08:25 PM   #62 
  - NO!  blues90   Jan-02-09 08:30 PM   #64 
  - Self delete.  Zing Zing Zingbah   Jan-02-09 08:34 PM   #66 
  - No  fishwax   Jan-02-09 08:54 PM   #70 
  - yes, on the license & registration, and every cent collected  dweller   Jan-02-09 09:10 PM   #73 
  - Heck no! What's next, insurance required for joggers?  Liberal_in_LA   Jan-02-09 09:18 PM   #74 
  - "Joggers"?...  D__S   Jan-02-09 09:42 PM   #77 
     - 'kay. lol.  Liberal_in_LA   Jan-02-09 10:35 PM   #82 
        - Once we take care of the joggers...  D__S   Jan-02-09 10:49 PM   #88 
  - just another post from somebody who hates cyclists..  frylock   Jan-02-09 09:43 PM   #78 
  - It's not that I don't like cyclists...  D__S   Jan-02-09 10:05 PM   #80 
     - listen, i'll be the first to agree that there are some real jerks out there..  frylock   Jan-02-09 10:51 PM   #89 
        - I can't address that question.  D__S   Jan-02-09 11:09 PM   #92 
  - Well,  Amber Waves   Jan-02-09 10:45 PM   #87 
  - sure, provided the money goes for proper bike pathing  galledgoblin   Jan-02-09 11:00 PM   #91 
  - I'm a walker basically, but my pet peeve is bikers who are on the road and don't follow the  book_worm   Jan-03-09 12:13 AM   #93 
  - What? You don't like the "now I'm a vehicle...now I'm a pedestrian" game...  mitchum   Jan-03-09 12:40 AM   #95 
  - No, but they should be forbidden from dressing like Power Rangers  mitchum   Jan-03-09 12:37 AM   #94 
  - NO  Joanne98   Jan-03-09 07:27 AM   #100 
  - Absolutely not  RidinMyDonkey   Jan-03-09 07:48 AM   #101 
  - No, But Those Requirements Ought To Be Imposed On Gun Owners. (n/t)  Paladin   Jan-03-09 09:11 AM   #103 
  - Yes... we got the memo and know all about it.  D__S   Jan-03-09 08:37 PM   #106 
     - Sorry, Couldn't Resist.  Paladin   Jan-04-09 09:33 AM   #111 
  - No, But Those Requirements Ought To Be Imposed On Gun Owners. (n/t)  Paladin   Jan-03-09 09:11 AM   #104 
  - Just a word on the stop sign / red light thing  IDemo   Jan-04-09 09:36 AM   #112 
  - The states I'm familiar with,  Ms. Toad   Jan-06-09 08:25 AM   #146 
  - Tell ya what: I'll pay extra to ride my bike when the City starts helping me out!  pink-o   Jan-04-09 11:08 AM   #119 
  - Yes. They already have to obey the same laws automobile drivers face...  HypnoToad   Jan-04-09 12:28 PM   #122 
  - Should pedestrians be required to plug GPS microchips into their brain stems?  JackRiddler   Jan-04-09 12:33 PM   #124 
  - I don't really care, but I'm clotheslining the next one I see on a sidewalk...  BlooInBloo   Jan-04-09 12:33 PM   #125 
  - Same road same rules. You can't have it both ways. n/t  leeroysphits   Jan-04-09 03:01 PM   #131 
  - Detroit Police Announce Bicycle License Enforcement  leeroysphits   Jan-04-09 03:14 PM   #132 
  - Were you laughing at the cops or the cyclists?  taterguy   Jan-04-09 03:23 PM   #133 
     - All cops are like that but if you have a picture of the serial number and you get to the  leeroysphits   Jan-04-09 06:38 PM   #134 
  - Should totalitarian fantasists be barred from proposing stupid ideas?  JackRiddler   Jan-04-09 07:13 PM   #135 
  - LOL. You read my mind.  IsItJustMe   Jan-04-09 08:02 PM   #137 
  - When they kill anywhere near as many people as auto drivers do. n/t  Orsino   Jan-04-09 07:21 PM   #136 
  - Hell, if they ever kill even 1 out of 1000 as many!  JackRiddler   Jan-04-09 08:38 PM   #138 
  - I thought we were trying to encourage more bike riding.  rucky   Jan-05-09 08:37 PM   #141 
  - Thanks for this post  zagging   Jan-05-09 09:02 PM   #143 
  - What's a Helmut law?  taterguy   Jan-06-09 06:45 AM   #144 
  - No  ChazII   Jan-06-09 07:02 AM   #145 
 

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