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Old 07-16-2011, 07:25 AM
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Default Re: Motorized Bicycle/Moped or Bicycle..???

Originally Posted by biknut View Post
I say bicycle, but all that really matters is what the local laws are. In absence of a specific law for MBs, police will probably try to claim you're riding a unregistered moped. That's what they were trying to do in Texas, but not apparently state wide, only in some locals. But a problem turned up.

The problem with that is, in Texas all motor vehicles are considered to be self propelled. The question for the jury is, if evertime you leave a stop you have to peddle, even up to 2 mph before letting out the clutch, is that considered self propelled? I say no.

So far no prosecutor in the state has wanted to find that out. All challanges of that nature have been dismissed. Of course if you just pay a fine, they'll take your money.

that sounds like a good defence to me.
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