Corona Police Dept says ride MB as bicycle

Discussion in 'Laws, Legislation & Emissions' started by Mountainman, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    Sent: Tue 6/17/2008 3:04 PM
    To: Kelly Anderson
    Subject: To: Lieutenant Kelly Anderson Question

    Lieutenant Kelly Anderson



    I recently bought a very small gas engine for my

    bicycle 1.6 horsepower aprox. speed 20 mph



    It is to my understanding from reading the DMV

    handbook in regards to motorized bicycles



    that I can ride WITHOUT A CALIF. DRIVERS LICENSE



    is this correct ?



    Have a blessed day, Bob B






    From: Kelly Anderson
    Date: 6/18/2008 12:42:38 PM
    To: Bob B
    Subject: RE: Lieutenant Kelly Anderson Question


    Mr. B, I checked with one of our traffic officers in regards to your question. You are correct in the fact that you can ride your bike with the motor attached without a driver’s license. You still have the same rules and regulations that bicycles have to follow and other then that you are good to go. Thanks, Lt. Anderson
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2009

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    and it's to my understanding that this officer was wrong

    maybe there is some major leg pulling going on -- truly don't need any license ????

    how the heck am I suppose to know better than to

    ride the heck out of that thing ??!! drivers license or not ??
     
  3. Hawaii_Ed

    Hawaii_Ed Member

    Cool! I hope that came on letterhead! I'd keep it in my wallet!
     
  4. sangesf

    sangesf Banned

    just remember some municipalities can enact local laws concerning the topic at hand.

    Just look at http://www.municode.com and find your county and state and city and check your local laws.
     
  5. OCLandspeeder

    OCLandspeeder Member

    Why do you think he is wrong?

    You just need to be 16 years old or more and wear a bicycle helmet.
     
  6. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    it's all been said so many times

    yes you are very right
    there are also cities and such within the state that can do what they wish
    as a matter of fact we have two of these cities right close to us

    one is known as La Mesa
    been making up there own laws for a long dong time
    building codes there -- known to be more than tight
    I hear say and it's very easy to believe
    they don't allow any motorized bicycles over there
    I still ride through occasionally
    how the heck am I supposed to know about every little cities off the wall law ???
    if I or we get a ticket on a (((((legal))))) MB
    won't the judge just through it out ??????

    wouldn't know where to find it now
    somewhere in a post I shared just that
    my friend did get a ticket for riding a motorized bicycle without any drivers license
    the judge threw it out

    MM
     
  7. Email

    Email Member

    There are cities that require anyone with a deeded property to OWN a gun, and there are states that lock people away for 2 years of their life (minimum sentence) for possessing them. Friend of mine was locked up (gets out November of this year) for such an offense. Hope he relieves himself at the state line (is it illegal to send feces in the mail?). The "United" States is a bunch of little kingd"u"ms, as is each state. Sad, as we ride those things.
     
  8. xRegginoy

    xRegginoy Member

    I took your idea MM and emailed the person in charge of the SDPD.

    Kinda used your words but changed and added some other word. :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2009
  9. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    nice job xRegginoy

    nice job xRegginoy
    I do see one problem that may be coming up for you our MBing little brother
    your age
    16 is what I believe to be the legal age
    please keep us informed here
    good luck
    God bless
    from
    Mountainman
     
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