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New York Continues To Discriminate Towards Motorcycles

3
March
2008
  Posted at 05:39:51 PM
  File under  News Opinion
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

Despite a US Federal law allowing motorcycles to ride in the High-Occupancy-Vehicle (HOW) lanes, the political and law enforcement powers of the city of new York have decided that the law does not apply to them.

The reason? Because the NYPD Open link in a new window opposes the change. This from the gang that has decided to ticket almost any motorcycle operating in New York without any real reasons. The city cops don't want to explain why they're opposing the law, just that they are against it.

Bias? You bet! Here's a city and a Police department who have decided that motorcycle riders in general are bad, even evil, and do not want them in their city.

So if they (the cops) are allowed to oppose a law, does that mean we are allowed to as well. If we disagree with a law, can we just ignore it?

"New York City's public servants are intentionally ignoring a law passed by the American people's elected representatives in the U.S. Congress," says Imre Szauter, AMA Open link in a new window legislative affairs specialist, who has been trying to get answers from New York City transportation officials on the HOV-motorcycle issue.  

"Because the New York City Transportation Department refuses to change its rules, every American motorcyclist faces tickets and fines when riding in New York City HOV lanes," Szauter continues. "This is outrageous and totally unacceptable. Karen Perrine of Staten Island, New York, suffered through a two-and-a-half-year nightmare because of a ticket she got on Oct. 26, 2005 while riding her Yamaha FZ1 motorcycle in a New York City HOV lane."

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles Appeals Board, in a letter dated February 15, 2008, agreed that Perrine was within her rights to use the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway HOV lane when she was pulled over and ticketed for an HOV lane violation. The board reversed her conviction and removed it from her driving record.

Perrine, however, is afraid to use the HOV lane again.

To me, this stinks of real discrimination The city and the cops have been targeting motorcycle riders for quite some time now. New York is not a city on a vacation list because of this. Neither am I inclined to buy any goods from companies located in the city. It just doesn't sit well with me.

Via: AMA



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