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More WA law changes

"You know that there was a thought that you could go at least 5 MPH over the posted speed limit. Well according to the WA. State Patrol, you are now allowed 3 MPH over!"

That's funny, but on this side of the state a member of my family, other folks I know & I myself have all been stopped and either were warned or even actually ticketed for going as little as 1 MILE over the 'limit' (with hefty fines attached & upheld by local traffic court judges at least in my & my family's cases). As with so many other arbitrary, aggressive law enforcement activity in our once great State - it all depends on who stops you.

What was that? Land of the free, home of the brave?

You must live in Lincoln County.
I passed through there on the 3rd of this month on the way home from Canada and picked up a $144.00 ticket about 100 yards out of some pot town there. No posted speed limit on the road but there was a radar trap. Being from Idaho I just paid it like they knew I would rather than go back and have a contested hearing. They tell me that is their only source of revenue, by dry gulching passers through who are from out of the area.

Lonnie

Come to Canada!!!
Our pants do not have enough pockets for all the hands that are in them!!!!!
banks!
municipal government!
Provincial government!
federal government!

AND MY PERSONAL FAVORITE:
THE OIL COMPANIES!!!!!!!!!!!

I love you all, but God come up here and see what it means to be FLEECED!!!!

We're fast becoming a Socialist nation here. Both houses controlled by the Socialist Democratics and working on getting the third leg up in November.

Lonnie

Originally written by Hack'n on 7/15/2008 10:58 PM

You must live in Lincoln County.
I passed through there on the 3rd of this month on the way home from Canada and picked up a $144.00 ticket about 100 yards out of some pot town there. No posted speed limit on the road but there was a radar trap. Being from Idaho I just paid it like they knew I would rather than go back and have a contested hearing. They tell me that is their only source of revenue, by dry gulching passers through who are from out of the area.

Lonnie

Traffic fines and property taxes Lonnie. No industry here in Lincoln County. Thanks for doing your part to take the burden off property owners. ;>) Hey Inland Empire guy- where are you? I'm at Reardan. Lincoln County's biggest speed trap. But only between 7:00AM and 3:30PM. He goes home then. Occassionally one of the reserves is out later and on week ends. Not sure if they work on a comission....

Tom Wells aka Reardan Tom

Hello Lonnie,
please keep that fine list out of the hand of our president.
Oscar Arias loves to make up new outraged fines to fill the groundless state pockets.
But anyhow in Costa Rica the left lane is the slowest one. Because of just one common rule: (in my eyes the base of our "stable" democracy)
"Anarchy of every single person! - I do what I want to - wherefore stick to rules - they are for to disobey!"

What fun it would to be a motorcycle traffic cop and pick out just those stupid speeders ("piques") that put into danger other drivers.

Best regards
Sven Peter

PS: My wife should have been fined yesterday twice within 2 blocks just because it was not HER day to go down town to an urgent medical visit.
(You aren't allowed to go down town on certain week days depending on your last number plate number and there are no ring roads!) (In Mexico City that same "fuel saving" media raised a few decades ago the number of vehicles by factor 2 within one year!)--

----"someone from you fellows knows the stories from the "Schildbürger"- citizens from Schilda ?"

Hi Guys,

Well, our wonderful governor needs her new helicopter every year, right? And our Legislative Assistants need to be making $55,000.00 just to eke out a bare living in Olympia, y'know...

I'd guess we aren't alone, but this last weekend I took the bike/chair down to Oregon to visit friends, and it was really neat to cross the Lewis & Clark Bridge from Longview, and have a friendly Oregon cop actually wave and give me a "thumb's up" when I rode past him!

Probably even in Washington it is a matter of the mood of the individual cop, but it shouldn't be that way---we shouldn't be subject to the whim of any individual. So.....despite their best efforts, we DO still have a vote. Send the old crooks home, and get a brand-new set.....of crooks.

I have a trailer for the sidecar bike I was rebuilding---I think I'm just gonna sell it or junk it or something that won't require a license.

"Roll bars"? "Seat Belts"? What fresh insanity is this?? Jeez, I hope the legislators aren't reading this---once in their heads, an idea, no matter how foolish, seems to take root and bloom into law.....

I need another ride.....553 miles this last weekend wasn't enough!

Originally written by Barb on 7/29/2008 12:18 PM
I hope the legislators aren't reading this---once in their heads, any
idea, no matter how foolish, seems to take root and bloom into law.....

Oh, not at all true. There is a minimum foolishness threshold.

I just saw this at esc Facebook Page. They actually don't say what state it applies to but maybe we can add a steering wheel.

The changes to the three-wheel motorcycle endorsement law: As of July 26th 2009 you may not need a three-wheel endorsement to ride your three-wheel motorcycle if your three-motorcycle meets the following requirements:
1) The seat is located in an enclosed or partially enclosed seating area.
2) The vehicle is equipped with seat belts.
3)The vehicle is steered with a steering wheel.
Your vehicle must meet ALL THREE of these requirements to not require a three-wheel endorsement to ride or drive. To read the complete law about equipment requirements see RCW 46.37.530.
To take a motorcycle safety class and qualify for your two-wheel or three-wheel motorcycle endorsement go to http://www.esc.org to register for a class. Evergreen Safety Council offers motorcycle safety classes that that offer a license waiver of further testing at the DOL when qualifying for a motorcycle endorsement. Classes are available for beginner and experienced riders

Joyce,
These changes may be partly due to Pete Larsen of Liberty Motors manufacture of a three wheel (2 in front, 1 in back) cycle car. There are also other three wheeled cycle cars on the way from the Orient to fill the new "Less is More" movement (you know, park the earth friendly p--pot next to the Humvee to save the planet group.

Lonnie