Livngood cites this bizarre Georgia law in the thread about the cyclist recently killed in Atlanta:
40-6-297.(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell a new bicycle or a pedal for use on a bicycle unless the pedals on such bicycle or such pedals are equipped with reflectors of a type approved by the Department of Public Safety. The reflector on each pedal shall be so designed and situated as to be visible from the front and rear of the bicycle during darkness from a distance of 200 feet. The commissioner of public safety is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations and establish standards for such reflectors.Under the law, it appears to be illegal to sell clipless pedals. I can just imagine the dialog in some Atlanta back alley:
"You sure you're not a cop?"
"I'm looking for some Speedplay's."
"I can hook you up with some really rad SPD's."
"I was really hoping for some Speedplay's."
"Sorry, man. All I got is SPD's. The state troopers caught a load of Speedplay's last week. The supply's all dried up."
"Damn. I'll take the SPD's if that's all I can get."
"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. . . ."