Saturday, September 03, 2005

Massachusetts Bike Laws

I found this reference to Massachusetts Bike Laws. Some items of note:
  • You must have your headlight and taillight on if you are riding anytime from 1/2 hour after sunset until 1/2 hour before sunrise.
  • You must wear reflectors on both ankles if there are no reflectors on your pedals.
  • You may ride your bicycle on any public road, street, or bikeway in the Commonwealth, except limited access or express state highways where signs specifically prohibiting bikes have been posted.
  • You may ride on sidewalks outside business districts, unless local laws prohibit sidewalk riding.
I put this link on the sidebar to this blog.


At 9/20/2005 06:56:00 PM, Blogger gwadzilla said...

laws smaws!

At 9/20/2005 06:59:00 PM, Blogger gwadzilla said...

I heard a story of a woman rolling into the enterance of the National Zoo here in Washington DC
as she rolled into the Zoo with her kids and her kids friends she dismounted her bike
they got ready to lock up their bikes

an officer walked over
checked out the bikes
saw that they were not registered
saw that there was not a light on the bikes
then wrote a ticket to the woman for her and all the kids

this may be a second hand Urban Myth
as my brother got a 300 dollar ticket for not having his insurance card in on him when he got pulled over...

police can be that obnoxious!

he was a block from his house
he has insurance
he is insured
give me 20 minutes
I can find 50 drivers who lack insurance
pull over the beaters with paper plates
you may find more than the fact they lack insurance


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