texas state law

Discussion in 'Laws, Legislation & Emissions' started by turbo/chaos, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

    ok since iv been selling i have had only one problem that the cops hated

    they saw me and got me on tape doing 45 down the road

    well that was to fast for them to deal with but the state law sayes

    no faster then 40mph and 48cc so ther you go this state is perfect

    for people to go all out on the motor
     

  2. Bikertypeguy

    Bikertypeguy New Member

    turbo/chaos, I also live in Texas but I have been stopped and warned by our local city police. They all tell me there is no such thing in Texas. I'd like to print a copy and carry it around with me. Could you tell me where to find a copy of the law for motor bikes in Texas. All I've been able to find are for electric bicycles. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
     
  3. Bikertypeguy

    Bikertypeguy New Member

    OK, does anyone know to which law chaos/turbo is referencing? I can't find anything about less than 40 mph or 48cc. Everything I've found here and on the www is in reference to motor assissted scooters.
     
  4. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

    ok all talk to the bryan pd and send you a copy its ther in the state hand book they said it took ten hrs of researching to find these out thats why they say andd give warnnings i just told a cop that if you even think aboute giving me that ticket

    reason i was told that i was going to jail for not haveing a dl insurence
    and so forth he tried to but i said when i get out all sue you mother f@#k%*&
    a@# and hit you up for every penny you are worth

    well he said what and replied just try me and find out his only word was ok
    be on your way then

    hahahaha motorbikes 1 pig ZIP

    but all get it for you dont worry man
     
  5. Bikertypeguy

    Bikertypeguy New Member

    Cool, I'd sure appreciate it. I would love to tell the cop to just write me a ticket and I'll cu in court.
     
  6. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Could you post here or if its to big just give us the Doc #. Thanks a bunch
     
  7. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

    sure thing to all in texas im here to help
     
  8. who_am_i_again?

    who_am_i_again? New Member

    hey

    i live in S.E. texas and was wonderin if i had to be of age to just put around town w/ approx.25-35ccs of power &no pedals?

    thanx,Steve of Texas
     
  9. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

    from what i learnd in words it says 15 but most wear helmet till 18

    still waiting for the police call back they called me once and not yet again im trying
     
  10. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

    :grin:all right yall here it is for you to say leave me the F alone pig

    #551.301

    is the state code

    thank to you from the Bryan PD of texas forget college station PD the nazi punks are scum if you ask me, and from turbo chaos
     
  11. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Thanks Turbo, now to get my 39.5 cc sticker for the engine.
     
  12. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

    haha im working on some pro made stamp plats so we can get buy just call it a 38cc thats what i do all the time but all get them out for the people in texas soon later
     
  13. Bikertypeguy

    Bikertypeguy New Member

    551.301 is for motor assisted scooters. That is the law the city cop was using to tell me I was not legal. It states that you have to have a floor board for standing and a seat for sitting. I've thought about adding some floorboards to mine. Thanks............................
     
  14. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

    Sec. 551.301. DEFINITIONS. In this subchapter:
    (1) "Neighborhood electric vehicle" means a vehicle
    subject to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 500 (49 C.F.R.
    Section 571.500).
    (2) "Motor assisted scooter":
    (A) means a self-propelled device with:
    (i) at least two wheels in contact with the
    ground during operation;
    (ii) a braking system capable of stopping
    the device under typical operating conditions;
    (iii) a gas or electric motor not exceeding
    40 cubic centimeters;
    (iv) a deck designed to allow a person to
    stand or sit while operating the device; and
    (v) the ability to be propelled by human
    power alone; and
    (B) does not include a pocket bike or
    minimotorbike.
     
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  15. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    You could claim that the pedals are actually two small, movable decks, serving a dual purpose - they allow you to stand while operating the device, AND they allow you to move the device by human power alone
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2008
  16. frameteam2003

    frameteam2003 Member

    551.301 is for motor assisted scooters. That is the law the city cop was using to tell me I was not legal. It states that you have to have a floor board for standing and a seat for sitting. I've thought about adding some floorboards to mine. Thanks............................
    Reply With Quote

    551.301 says floor board or seat,not floor board AND seat.
    So if you bike has a seat it doesn't have to have the floor boards.That's the way I read it.---sam
     
  17. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    yup, that's why it's important to understand the language your laws are written in.
     
  18. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

    it makes no sense but they cant say we cant use them on the road tho
     
  19. Bikertypeguy

    Bikertypeguy New Member

    [QUOTE
    Reply With Quote551.301 says floor board or seat,not floor board AND seat.
    So if you bike has a seat it doesn't have to have the floor boards.That's the way I read it.---sam[/QUOTE]


    Actually it says "a deck designed to allow a person to stand or sit." A deck designed would make the sit or stand a moot point. But I have thought about making some custom pedals out of diamond plate alumimum. Then make a bracket that I can fold down and hold the pedals stationary. Then just tell him it has a deck designed for sitting or standing.

    My only problem with doing this (and I know this is minor) but the motor assisted scooters are not supposed to be operated on a street with a posted speed limit of more than 35 mph. I like to ride mine out to the airport and have a couple miles road where the speed limit is 70. I could just shut the engine off and pedal if I see a cop.
     
  20. frameteam2003

    frameteam2003 Member

    It really does make no sense that you can pedal on roads 35mph and higher and not motor.But then again you got to understand who's toes your stepping on.It wasn't people like us that got the law changed in the first place---it was business men that wanted to sell the kits(not rider them)and politicians had to balance that against those that build roads.Just imagine what a vehicle that gets say 150 MPG would do to the gas tax(added to every gallon of gas) that goes into building roads---well we can't have that!
    Now if we could just get some politician to think he's helping poor A.A.R.P.ers get around then we have a change to correct the 35 mph road limit---untill then ---put a milk carton over the motor,what they don't know want hurt them!(smile)
     
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