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Has anyone here ever been pulled over on their bike before? What did they say the reason was? I am afraid if I start riding I will get a ticket b/c I just got my bike
 

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I have a friend that rides his bike early like 430a.m. to work. He's been stopped several times, a couple times because he didn't have a light. Other times because who in their right mind would be up that early on a bike, EVERY day of the year. So it looked a bit suspicious. I mean, really, who would ride when it is 20 below in the dead of winter?!? I am sure if you follow the rules, have correct lights if you are riding in the dark, you will be just fine.
 

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I know a guy who has made it his goal to get a speeding ticket, but no luck yet. We do have this 25 mph zone where it's pretty easy to do 5 or 10 over, but he hasn't been caught yet.

That does bring up another question, though. If I was to get pulled over, it's likely that I wouldn't have any official ID. I just carry my name and emergency contact information. How would the police view this?
 

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I am not sure, I am curious what they do if you refuse to give your name I guess they eventually fingerprint you and run it
 

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Sharing the road

In Pennsylvania motorists must share the road with bikers. So we have to conform to the same road laws as the motorist does.
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I know a guy who has made it his goal to get a speeding ticket, but no luck yet. We do have this 25 mph zone where it's pretty easy to do 5 or 10 over, but he hasn't been caught yet.

That does bring up another question, though. If I was to get pulled over, it's likely that I wouldn't have any official ID. I just carry my name and emergency contact information. How would the police view this?
You're required to carry ID. It's the law. Seriously.
 

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You're required to carry ID. It's the law. Seriously.
I can see carrying ID to be a good idea, but a requirement? Nothing in our state laws regarding bicycles says that ID has to be carried. Plus, I'm sure there are some cyclists who do not have a driver's license. What about that? I'm not trying to argue here, I just never knew that it is required to have ID with you at all times.

I just did a quick internet search and I see my state has ID cards for those without driver's licenses, however, they make it sound more like a convenience than a requirement.
 

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If that's true, that's good to know. I'm going to call and check. I quit carrying my DL with me on rides, because I kept forgetting to put it back in my wallet after the ride. Plus, it wouldn't do me much good if something did happen, because it doesn't list a phone number or any emergency contact info.
 

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You're required to carry ID. It's the law. Seriously.
thats interesting, here in britain...ooops sorry Great Britain, they are trying to get everyone to carry id cards but there is a massive opposition to this and the police state the goverment would like to have in place is a long way off...
 

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I carry a DL just in case I get carded at the bar. Sadly, it doesn't happen much anymore, but guaranteed, the first time I leave it at home, it'll happen.
 

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what happens if you don't have a driving licence, like you can't drive?
You need to be able to produce a state issued ID of some kind to legally buy alcohol. Most places I go know me, so I don't get carded often.

Ya know, it's funny how we can turn just about any thread into one about drinking.
 
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