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    Has anyone been pulled over by the police for taking the whole lane on your bike?

    Have anyone got a ticket as well because of this?

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    Sumanitu taka owaci LittleBigMan's Avatar
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    I've never been stopped by police on my bike for anything, including taking an entire lane. Since I've been driving a car for about 30 years, I know the difference between motorists that are really held up behind me and motorists that are impatient.

    Anyone driving 150 hp. that can't easily and safely pass a 20 mph., 2 foot-wide cyclist needs to go back to driver's ed.
    No worries

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    I have. No ticket but only because he realized I was using a rearview mirror. Originally he thought I had made an unsafe lane change. No one was behind me so I didn't signal.
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    I never had but if the police did issue me one, I would fight it. This is very subjective and the difference between taking the lane and not is about 2 feet! When I ride, the bicycle can drift about 1 foot or more at any one time. I find myself taking the lane sometimes by accident but often times by necessity.

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    Do we have a "troll" here?

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    Never been stoped or recieved a ticket for that... I would think that they would have a hard time in court over this one too...
    Just your average club rider... :)

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    Jeff this is becoming like your tire threads knock it off.

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    Never been stopped..But, once in San Diego police announced over the loud speaker, I was too far to the left and move right.. I disagreed...Lane was very wide...Two lanes in each direction...
    I was maybe 2-3 feet to the left from the parked cars, because any number of motorist were opening car doors to exit their vehicles...Felt like talking back to the cop, but did not...San Diego police can have an authority issue I have been told..

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    I've been told over a cop's PA to pull over to the side, but never ticketed.
    "Ooooo! You've got CHICKEN LEGS!"

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    This thread is just a knock-off of this one, which Jeffery started only two days ago. I think one or the other should be closed. I also think Jeffery needs take a self-imposed (not moderator-imposed) pause from adding threads.

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daily Commute
    This thread is just a knock-off of this one, which Jeffery started only two days ago. I think one or the other should be closed. I also think Jeffery needs take a self-imposed (not moderator-imposed) pause from adding threads.
    He did the same thing with his tire threads, hence my comment. He could have asked this as a follow up question in the same thread as the topics are essentially the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    He did the same thing with his tire threads, hence my comment. He could have asked this as a follow up question in the same thread as the topics are essentially the same.
    They're also the same questions I spent 30-45 minutes answering on yahoo messenger the other night.
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    This is something that always amazes me on boards like this. Someone will come up with a topic a little off kilter or a troll. And 100 people will respond for him to quit doing it. If you don't like it just don't respond to it. Or even better don't even read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot
    Never been stopped..But, once in San Diego police announced over the loud speaker, I was too far to the left and move right.. I disagreed...Lane was very wide...Two lanes in each direction...
    I was maybe 2-3 feet to the left from the parked cars, because any number of motorist were opening car doors to exit their vehicles...Felt like talking back to the cop, but did not...San Diego police can have an authority issue I have been told..
    CZ, you disagreed for a good reason. But what did you do? Did you risk ignoring the police or did you move over into the "door zone?" What happened?
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