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Offline XTZFegen

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Run in with Metro this morning
« on: October 04, 2012, 07:34:41 am »
So Iím riding the GS to work this morning. Pass a bunch of Metro cops in Old Vereeniging road, next thing I see all 4 of them jump in a marked car and chase me up the road. They all jump out and demand to know why I am standing (I felt like saying I ride a GS boet its comes standard with the package). So these 4 guys surround me telling me I mustnít stand up when riding a scooter. I asked the guy to show me the act that states I canít stand up when riding a bike. They all start looking at each other shaking their heads at me speaking stupid Zulu. The one guy starts getting really aggressive and starts leaning into me. I told him to give me the fine and Iíll see him in court, they carried on telling me I must sit when I ride a scooter, after about 5 minutes I just pulled off and went to work. They didnít follow me (to fat to get in the car quick enough).

Oh and just to put these cops in the picture I was actually standing becuase I had cramp in my hip - tossers!! But you cant tell these racist corrput things anything becuase they just riding around looking for sh*t too stir. Made me mal.

So my question for today: Is there a law that states you canít stand up when riding a motorcycle.
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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 07:36:36 am »
I actually think that there is  :peepwall:
 

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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012, 07:38:39 am »
If there is not, there should be. Standing up takes away a lot of control over a motorcycle. Try an emergency stop while standing :imaposer:, which in traffic could be very needed.
 

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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012, 07:40:44 am »
Yes it is illegal to stand and ride op public roads, been discussed to death on WDs before.
 

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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2012, 07:44:38 am »
Yipeeee! This again!

Next can we please discuss if it is legal to lanesplit?! Pretty please, with sugar on top!

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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2012, 07:53:06 am »
Only after someone can explain to my why a GS rider did not greet me in traffic this morning, does he think he is better than others?
 

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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2012, 07:53:42 am »
And Orange headlight covers - we need to er, Cover that too...

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But I also never knew I wasn't allowed to stand.... >:D
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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2012, 07:56:15 am »
It actually is illegal to stand when riding on tar. You are essentially not in control of the bike, as the law stands.
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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2012, 07:59:44 am »
its says your backside must be in contact with the seat or something to that effect,
 

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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2012, 08:00:00 am »
If there is not, there should be. Standing up takes away a lot of control over a motorcycle. Try an emergency stop while standing :imaposer:, which in traffic could be very needed.

I do lots of emergency stops, when riding offroad, while standing, because I missed the route markers. :pot:
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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2012, 08:00:06 am »
Oh well - now I know. I told them to f..off anyway. People in authority irritate me and Metro police are at the top of that irritation list.
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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2012, 08:04:49 am »
Oh well - now I know. I told them to f..off anyway. People in authority irritate me and Metro police are at the top of that irritation list.

Poor okes were only trying to protect you and keep you safe  :lamer: ;D
 

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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2012, 08:07:58 am »
Oh well - now I know. I told them to f..off anyway. People in authority irritate me and Metro police are at the top of that irritation list.

Poor okes were only trying to protect you and keep you safe  :lamer: ;D

Edzachery!! Nou quickly go and apologise for your bad behaviour!! You are giving us bikers a bad name!  :patch:

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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2012, 08:16:02 am »
Oh well - now I know. I told them to f..off anyway. People in authority irritate me and Metro police are at the top of that irritation list.

Poor okes were only trying to protect you and keep you safe  :lamer: ;D

Edzachery!! Nou quickly go and apologise for your bad behaviour!! You are giving us bikers a bad name!  :patch:

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+1 And don't stand while riding again!!  :pot:
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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2012, 08:17:31 am »
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Yes it is illegal to stand and ride op public roads

Eish...

I'm an ex-traffis and I didn't know this! Must be a new law brought in since I left that corrupt bunch of tossers back in '96...  ???

Could someone in the "know" please post a link to the relevant legislation? :deal:
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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2012, 08:36:05 am »
They are there to serve and protect  :pot:
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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2012, 08:39:19 am »
Ya!! Show me the bloody legislation... :lol8:

To be honest I just have a serious problem with Metro. I find them to be repulsive, uncouth, fat, disgusting, corrupt, inept, useless.  :pot:

Anyway - my rant is over. Ek was verkeerd and wont do it again (maybe)  :lol8: :ricky: At least ill know next time just to say Sorry Officer - here is fifty, go feed your fat belly.
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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2012, 08:53:45 am »
It is the very first regulation regarding motorcycles in the Road traffic act.

309. (1) No person shall drive a motor cycle, motor tricycle or motor quadrucycle on a public road unless his or her feet are resting on the front foot-rests suitable for the purpose and, where the design of such motor cycle, motor tricycle or motor quadrucycle makes it possible to do so, he or she is seated astride on the saddle of such motor cycle, motor tricycle or motor quadrucycle.

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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2012, 09:03:51 am »
Hey and please leave the word "FAT" out when moaning about metro .....- have feelings hey
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Re: Run in with Metro this morning
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2012, 09:13:17 am »
Yipeeee! This again!

Next can we please discuss if it is legal to lanesplit?! Pretty please, with sugar on top!

You are lekker bored today  :imaposer: :lol8: