Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Pacific Northwest Idaho | Oregon | Washington | Alaska

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-14-08, 03:13 PM   #1
ngateguy
Center of the Universe
Thread Starter
 
ngateguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: Bianchi San Remo, Norvara Intrepid MTB , Softride Solo 700
Posts: 4,372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Heads up to Seattle riders

A co worker today said he heard on KIRO radio the the SPD is cracking down the helmet law. He said they have written 200 tickets at $80 a pop. I have not been able to find anything on line to corroborate this rumor.




Disclaimer: I am not advocating the use of helmets one way or another, I thought I would just give a heads up about it.
__________________
Matthew 6
ngateguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-08, 09:23 PM   #2
Daveyboy
Senior Member
 
Daveyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Everett area
Bikes: Roubaix S-Works SL2, Redline Conquest
Posts: 385
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
FWIW Long gone are the days that I ride with a nekked head. In my youth I did foolish things like bomb down canyon roads drafting cars at 40 mph sans helmet.
Daveyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-08, 11:00 PM   #3
Bekologist
totally louche
 
Bekologist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: A land that time forgot
Bikes: the ever shifting stable loaded with comfortable road bikes and city and winter bikes
Posts: 18,025
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
'heard' on kiro radio? AM talk radio by a shock jockey perhaps?
Bekologist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-08, 12:42 AM   #4
mattm
**** that
 
mattm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CALI
Bikes:
Posts: 13,893
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 210 Post(s)
maybe they'll use this new push (if there is one) to crack down on CM later this month..

last year they tried pulling over everyone that didn't have helmets - kind of like herding cats.
__________________
cat 1.

blog
mattm is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-08, 07:11 AM   #5
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
 
CliftonGK1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Bikes: '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 disc
Posts: 11,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I guess I'll start wearing my lid for the 3 miles r/t to the grocery store and the 0.75mi r/t to the dry cleaners. $80 is pretty steep.
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-08, 07:26 AM   #6
Bekologist
totally louche
 
Bekologist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: A land that time forgot
Bikes: the ever shifting stable loaded with comfortable road bikes and city and winter bikes
Posts: 18,025
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i think the city has written a couple of hundred TOTAL since the law was enacted 5? years ago now...radio shock jockey probably referencing this.

the city mayor, city's top cop as well as king county all hold a 'hands off' policy regarding critical mass.

I do not believe this has changed.
Bekologist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-08, 11:10 AM   #7
ngateguy
Center of the Universe
Thread Starter
 
ngateguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: Bianchi San Remo, Norvara Intrepid MTB , Softride Solo 700
Posts: 4,372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bekologist View Post
i think the city has written a couple of hundred TOTAL since the law was enacted 5? years ago now...radio shock jockey probably referencing this.

the city mayor, city's top cop as well as king county all hold a 'hands off' policy regarding critical mass.

I do not believe this has changed.
Ironic but the day beforw I was talking to a co worker who is a motorcycle rider. She asked me if there was a bike helmet law in Seattle. My response was yes but I have never heard anyone getting a ticket for it.

I think Bekologist maybe right here, probably the total amount of tickets they have handed out in the last 5 years.


Quote:
FWIW Long gone are the days that I ride with a nekked head. In my youth I did foolish things like bomb down canyon roads drafting cars at 40 mph sans helmet.
I miss the days of the wind blowing through my hair. But after a nasty accident a few years ago, I never comute or ride without it anymore,
__________________
Matthew 6
ngateguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-08, 12:13 PM   #8
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
 
CliftonGK1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Bikes: '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 disc
Posts: 11,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ngateguy View Post
I miss the days of the wind blowing through my hair.
Same here. Even w/o a helmet, us bald guys don't get that sensation... unless the wind blowing through my beard counts.
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-08, 02:41 PM   #9
reidconti
Carbon compliance tester
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 581
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm not sure most programming on KIRO really counts as "shock radio" type stuff...
reidconti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-08, 04:00 PM   #10
BengeBoy 
Senior Member
 
BengeBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Bikes: 2014 Pivot Mach 5.7 MTB, 2009 Chris Boedeker custom, 1988 Tommasini Prestige, 2007 Bill Davidson custom; 1988 Specialized Stumpjumper
Posts: 6,941
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ngateguy View Post
I thought I would just give a heads up about it.
Pun intended, I'm sure.
BengeBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-08, 03:15 PM   #11
ngateguy
Center of the Universe
Thread Starter
 
ngateguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: Bianchi San Remo, Norvara Intrepid MTB , Softride Solo 700
Posts: 4,372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
Pun intended, I'm sure.
__________________
Matthew 6
ngateguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:32 PM.