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Offline Ratel

Number plate warning!
« on: April 02, 2007, 09:03:28 pm »
from the Star today:


Unlicensed motorbikes to be impounded
2007-04-02 06:00:00 Edition 2
"No plates, then lose your wheels." [ Full Story... ]

Wayne Minnaar of Metro fame said today that they are going to hold roadblocks regularly to find and prosecute bike riders that do not put number plates on their bikes.

Your bike will be impounded as well.

You have been warned!

http://www.thestar.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=2468[/quote]
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Offline Leo

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2007, 09:27:00 pm »
Smaak my die koeltekonte raak nou ernstig  :roll:
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2007, 09:57:27 pm »
If my numberplate is on the bike.. but  you cant see the numbers.. will they still impoun it?\
My mate told me, that he got pulled over by the cops along with his other  squid mate, my mate got a fine for illegal size number plate, his mate got a very large fine for not having a number plate at all.

I will turn my plate around again so the numbers dont  show towards the rear wheel.. but rather so the KK can see tha im legal.
 

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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2007, 09:59:03 pm »
And this is making SA safe is it? Wit your correct size number plate, you'll feel safer riding in crime-free SA.

I think I'll hold two fingers in the air to them as I ride past with a number plate cloned  off a coppers bike.

The b@stards won't set up a road block outside the bus depot and stop all those buses dropping diesel, will they?

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2007, 10:04:40 pm »
'tis the nature of things..
they rely on the "good" citizens to feel guilty, and obey the law, thus when you transgress, you get fined and thus pay.. where if you just stepped out of the jungle, get a fine for driving an overloaded minibus with a bunch of schoolkids in, they know youre not gonna pay.

Like paying taxes in this country, we subsidise all the farkers that dont actually give s shit  and live a great corrupt life.
 

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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2007, 10:09:39 pm »
Methinks it's time to put my 'plate back on...  :roll:
I've been enjoying buzzing all the fixed cameras without my plate. :D
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2007, 11:47:30 am »
Yesterday I saw the ultimate two fingers to the establishment.

A fairly significantly overweight bloke (read, really fat) with an equally overweight daughter/girlfriend riding a labouring old chinese "scrambler", through the Cape Town city centre, no number plate, no visible tax disc and she had no helmet.

Maybe we actually give a sh1t, too much!

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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2007, 02:28:20 pm »
Just for the record I was at Planet Moto today and there was a chap on a Bennelli 900 who had has bike impounded yesterday for not having a no plate. he was at Planet Moto to fit his plate today :D  So it sounds like them peegs are serious
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2007, 02:35:17 pm »
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
hem peegs are serious


yeah right...how can you take anyone serious that writes tickets and catch people for speeding for a living..it's like prefects at school, sure they enforce the rules.. but you dont REALLY take them serious..
 

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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2007, 02:43:25 pm »
Quote from: "Grootseun"
Quote from: "Clockwork Orange"
hem peegs are serious


yeah right...how can you take anyone serious that writes tickets and catch people for speeding for a living..it's like prefects at school, sure they enforce the rules.. but you dont REALLY take them serious..


Quite right GS, but I am going to be one pissed off individual if I had to pay a fat fine, find alternative transport home and then have to pay an even fatter release fee to get the bike back only to find that there are now numerous scratches in goeters on the bike as they do not give a damn when loading and unloading your bike. :evil:  I think I will keep my plate on rather.
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2007, 02:46:59 pm »
im with you CO, i try to be as law-abiding as possible sometimes i am alittle naughty tho!! :lol:  :lol:  8)
PS, i can still laugh at them peegs and thing they are ridiculous while abeying the law..
 

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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2007, 02:48:33 pm »
Trust me GS, I am no angel in this regard :twisted:
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2007, 04:25:58 pm »
We all moan about the KK picking on the bikers, but what makes not having a number plate any different from an unroadworthy taxi? Sure there are safety issue differences, but at the end of the day a bike without a number plate is illegal, just as an unroadworthy taxi. A different law, but still a law. The reason the KK are going mad over bikes is that they are gatvol of all the guys speeding and getting away with it. IMO a taxi with bald tyres is just as dangerous as someone doing 200kph+ on his superbike on public roads.
For those of us that always have our number plates on and legal, It annoys me that I will get stopped in the same roadblock as the rest of the  bikers without plates, I then have to go through all the rigmarole of taking off helmet and gloves, and then produce my licence, wasting my riding time because of those that insist on riding without a plate!
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2007, 04:44:13 pm »
sorry Adv, I must admit that I think a taxi - as its carrying passengers - is far more dangerous with bald tyres, than a speeding bike.
 

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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2007, 04:54:36 pm »
You're right Lito, but I'm not going to argue the point, a law is still a law, just as it is illegal to litter or pee on the sidewalk in public, if we all (including myself :D ) had a bit more respect for the laws of this country, it would be a better place.
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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2007, 05:21:01 pm »
amen

but law and order in this country is like military intelligence... a contradiction in terms
 

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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2007, 06:40:46 pm »
On this one I'm with Adventurer.  I speed and pay up when caught (not that it happens that often  :D).  

Lito, I know the cliche "Military Intelligence is contradition in terms" but I have to say, working with civvies - they have a long way to go to get there!   :evil:  :evil:  :D
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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2007, 11:36:03 am »
Just another angle on it:

How would you feel if someone in a car without numberplate smashed into your car and rode away, or worse, knocked a family member down? You cannot report the car, as you cannot identify it.
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« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2007, 11:56:10 am »
Is it even legal to impound your bike for not having a number plate on?

A while back the KK even used a bus & arrested people on the spot for outstanding fines and this proved to be illegal, so just wondering.
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« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2007, 12:31:32 pm »
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Is it even legal to impound your bike for not having a number plate on?

They ride the fact that you can't actually prove that the bike belongs to you and, following, assume that it is stolen, and impound it until you can prove that it belongs to you.  AFAIK.

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A while back the KK even used a bus & arrested people on the spot for outstanding fines and this proved to be illegal, so just wondering.

They can arrest you on the spot if they have a judge/magistrate present to sign a warrant for your arrest.  Otherwise, if they don't have an original warrant for your arrest, it is indeed illegal to arrest you.
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