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Georgia law: most recuments are not road legal

I've been getting my bike ready for a partial commute to work and really trying to make sure I have all my bases covered. I decided to check out Georgia's laws, since I'm not native to Georgia and I thought it would be a good idea to have that base covered as well. I got my information from http://www.serve.com/bike/georgia/galaw.html which is where http://www.massbike.org/bikelaw/bikelaw.htm also links to.


40-6-296(d) No bicycle shall be equipped, modified, or altered in such a way as to cause the pedal in its lowermost position to be more than 12 inches above the ground, nor shall any bicycle be operated if so equipped.
I guess the low racers would be legal but I'm quite certain the lowermost position of my pedal is well above 12" above the ground.

This won't stop me from at least attempting to commute and it sure isn't going to stop me from riding for pleasure. I'm just wondering if anyone can come up with a logical explanation of why this law would be in effect.
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