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Old 06-28-07, 10:01 AM   #1
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It's the law!

Looking for some bicycle-related legislation in the statutes of Nebraska led me to these gems:

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Section 60-6,315
Riding of bicycles; prohibited acts.

(1) Any person who rides a bicycle shall not ride other than upon or astride a permanent and regular seat attached thereto.

(2) Any person who rides a bicycle shall not remove his or her feet from the pedals and shall have at least one hand on the handlebars at all times.

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Get a saddle, you scofflaw!

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Old 06-28-07, 10:42 AM   #2
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(2) Any person who rides a bicycle shall not remove his or her feet from the pedals and shall have at least one hand on the handlebars at all times.
Do bicyclists in Nebraska spend a lot of time tipped over while waiting for stoplights?

Or do you engage some sort of automatic kickstand deployment system?
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We hold ourselves up with the one hand we're allowed to remove from the handlebars.
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(2) Any person who rides a bicycle shall not remove his or her feet from the pedals and shall have at least one hand on the handlebars at all times.
Legally mandated track stands.
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that feet on the pedals business is just wacky--
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#1 is to prevent a second person from riding on the handlebars, for example. You can carry someone (child) on a permanently affixed rear seat.
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#1 is to prevent a second person from riding on the handlebars, for example. You can carry someone (child) on a permanently affixed rear seat.
Yeah, maybe, but by (2), the kid'd better have his or her feet on the pedals at all times.
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#1 is to prevent a second person from riding on the handlebars, for example. You can carry someone (child) on a permanently affixed rear seat.
What about stunt riding when the rider is on the axle pegs? That actually violates #1 and #2. So stunt riding is illegal!
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wont stop me from ramming your bike while you trackstand that law doesnt say anything about having pedestrian catchers on the front wheel
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We hold ourselves up with the one hand we're allowed to remove from the handlebars.
You guys in Nebraska must have reeeeeeeeeally long arms.
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What about stunt riding when the rider is on the axle pegs? That actually violates #1 and #2. So stunt riding is illegal!
On a public roadway - yes. (Please tell me it's the highway traffic act and not some law covering all Nebraska bicycle riding!)

However, standing up to pedal is also illegal. That's a piss-off!
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