Is anyone here interested in closing the loophole that allows cops to give us thousands of dollars in fines for going 21 mph? Lets use this thread to start brainstorming a way to fix that.
There IS NO speed limit in Arizona for motorized bicycles. Please be careful to not provide disinformation. The statue references a "manufacturer's specification" but it is NOT a speed limit. The authorities may like to think it is a speed limit but that is their own little fantasy world they are living in. I have the information from the top down (mvd policy analysists, etc), there IS NO speed limit. I recommend keeping it at that speed because of the number of so-called police that have nothing better to do than stick their noses in areas they have NO knowledge of to satisfy their ego/authority trips. Stay tuned......
How can you not understand the conversion process from a motorized bicycle to a motorcycle. It's in the definition of the law. Motored bicycle is less than 20mph. If you go over, you are traveling at a faster sustained rate than 98% of all bicyclists... and the government can't have you doing that now, can they?? That means you'll never have to pay for reg, tags, tickets, etc. They can't have you steal their money by finding alternative rides & then pushing it past the limits they set for you. It's just not fair, I say.
This should really be settled nationally. There should be a federal law stating all motor-assisted bicycles that travel less than 25 or 30 mph are free from all hassles we experience now. I could see a few places where they could hassle you, like not being licensed... or riding from 10pm to 5am... that type of stuff. But the state laws are carp, and it's only going to be up to us to change this mess.