Outlawed in Penticton B.C.

Discussion in 'Laws, Legislation & Emissions' started by robin bird, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. robin bird

    robin bird Member

    My friend sold a motorized bike with fake pedals but the police pulled him over and said pedals or no pedals I.C.B.C. ( insurance corporation of british columbia) has now outlawed them.He was told not to be seen again !!
    Apparently he was wearing a reflective vest and helmet and doing everything according to law. I still will drive till i get caught!!
     

  2. fasteddy

    fasteddy Member

    Robin, I've been preaching that since I got here. Your friend was lucky that he didn't get the full whammy from the police.

    Motorized bikes are not legal in Canada unless they are electric. Period.

    Steve.
     
  3. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Sounds like the carbon police to me....... :(
     
  4. robin bird

    robin bird Member

    When i can afford it ill go electric !
     
  5. fasteddy

    fasteddy Member

    Robin, I can only agree with you. I can't afford it either but my back is to the wall so I scratched until I found it. Nice to be Canadian but I wish we could afford it.

    Steve.
     
  6. Gnildir

    Gnildir New Member

    Maybe it was the noise. I have toned down the sound of my exhaust by running a longer tube with my modified muffler.. Heh, it has a nice sound, and sometimes, if I add a bit of extra oil, my bike can make some nice smoke rings!
     
  7. rawly old

    rawly old Member

    sounds like just one more stupid law that needs changing. I guess all you can
    do is complain to those in gov. that are supposed to represent you and hope
    they'll change the law. Of course fuel taxes pay these guys' salaries, but
    maybe they'll do something when it reaches $3 a liter.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2011
  8. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    Have to agree with Eddy, at least the police gave him a break. The real problem is who passed the law, and why. Guess in the public's eye, mb's are evil.

    Kind of makes me glad to be as old as I am. Life is getting more restrictive every day. Don't really want to know where this trend ends up.
     
  9. lazaruslong

    lazaruslong Member

    wonders what a cop would say to a electric bike powered by a small gas generator---legal or no under canadian law-----lol---bit of an anarchist i am--be interesting to see that one argued in court
     
  10. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    A hybrid bicycle. Hmmm...
     
  11. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    Don;t know what *they* say. but it works.

    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showpost.php?p=85845&postcount=29
     
  12. rawly old

    rawly old Member

    I don't know, Ibdennyak; I think the general public could care less one way or another.
    It's bureaucrats that are obsessed with regulating everything, usually with ulterior
    motives. Insurance companies have to get their pound of flesh, and they know
    just whose palms to grease to get it. Government by the people is a myth like Santa
    and the tooth fairy. Money rules.
     
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