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post #1 of 10 Old 05-17-2010, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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bahahahaha (cop joke)

A mounted cop was on his horse waiting to cross the street,



when a little girl On her new shiny bike stopped beside him.



'Nice bike,' the cop said. 'Did Santa bring it to you?'

'Yes Sir,' the little girl said, 'he sure did!'

The cop looked the bike over and handed the girl a $5 ticket for a safety violation.

The cop said, 'Give this to your Dad, and next year, tell Santa to put a reflector light on the back of it!'

The young girl looked up at the cop and said,
'Nice horse you've got there Sir. Did Santa bring it to you?'

Playing along with the girl, he chuckled and answered,
'Yes, he sure did!'

The little girl looked up at the cop and said:

'Next year tell Santa the dick goes underneath the horse, not on top'!!!





1 week and...3 days after I had a nice long discussion with the local LEO about the removal of reflectors/changing of blinkers.

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-17-2010, 12:18 AM
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hmm... i doubt that altering or removing oem reflectors/ signals is prohibited under texas trafic code. I know it's not in the US model traffic code that texas and the other states base theirs off of... did you get ticketed?

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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I know a guy here in Canada who got a ticket for removing his reflectors. Cop must have been a rookie and a dick.

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Not that anyone follows it, but in CA a motorcycle must have a rear-facing fixed reflector. I used those reflector license plate bolts since I did the fender eliminator.

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If I read it right, in TX we have to have a total of 5 reflectors minimum: 2 up front, 1 visible from either side of the bike, the same on the rear and one facing straight back. Beef has the verbage somewhere.

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Not that anyone follows it, but in CA a motorcycle must have a rear-facing fixed reflector. I used those reflector license plate bolts since I did the fender eliminator.
So, I looked it up when I did my fender eliminator, but I can't find it now. I must have been looking at the NC vehicle code or something. As for CA, I found this:

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California Vehicle Code Section 24607
(a) Every vehicle shall be equipped with at least one reflector so
maintained as to be plainly visible at night from all distances
within 350 to 100 feet from the vehicle when directly in front of the
lawful upper headlamp beams
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(b) Every vehicle, other than a motorcycle or a low-speed vehicle,
manufactured and first registered on or after January 1, 1965, shall
be equipped with at least two reflectors meeting the visibility
requirements of subdivision (a), except that trailers and
semitrailers manufactured after July 23, 1973, that are less than 30
inches wide, may be equipped with one reflector which shall be
mounted at or near the vertical centerline of the trailer. If the
vehicle is equipped with two reflectors, they shall be mounted as
specified in subdivision (d).
Now that I've looked that up and legaleesed my brain for a bit, I'll look up TX. Not that it'll help much, since the joke is about bicycles.

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Found some TX info. Keep in mind, I'm not a lawyer, nor am I trained to act like one on TV. I'm just overly powered by google and the interweb.
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TRC 547.801.
(5) at least one rear red reflector that complies with the requirements of Section 547.325(b) and may be included as a part of the taillamp.
And, TRC 547.325(b) says:
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(b) A reflector shall be:
(1) mounted at a height from 15 to 60 inches; and
(2) visible at night at all distances:
(A) from 100 to 600 feet when directly in front of lawful lower beams of headlamps; or
(B) from 100 to 350 feet when directly in front of lawful upper beams of headlamps if the vehicle was manufactured or assembled before January 1, 1972.
547.325(a) mentions a subchapter "F" which as it turns out is more difficult to find and deals with license plate lights. Go figure.

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TX is a full USDOT compliant/enforcing state, look up FMVSS 108 and it'll break down the requirements to insane level. I did not get ticketed, just an education.

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honestly never heard of anyone getting pulled over and ticketed for not having reflectors.

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There's a lot more to the story of why I was stopped.

#1 I went through the intersection with the most accidents in the San Antonio area.
#2 There may have been a traffic safety officer, 'specialising in motorcycles' at said intersection
#3 I 'pushed through a yellow light'
#4 I may have been doing 60 in a 45

It was a nice 'education', and a huge relief that he let me out of 8 non-moving violations ($167 ea) + 1 moving violation (I imagine 15 over is about $275)

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