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Old 09-06-18, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by WizardOfBoz View Post
Also, send a note to the local prosecutor and several local attorneys saying "You may be dealing with this guy in a tort suit or criminal case if he hurts someone by illegally riding on the sidewalk - let me know if you need a witness to the fact that he's demonstrated contempt for the safety of others".

May be illegal to publish the video. As I understand it, you are perfectly within your rights to record the video, but there are restrictions on publishing without the subject's permission. Forum members who are lawyers can comment. I'm not. See https://www.quora.com/Is-it-illegal-...t-them-knowing
I believe it becomes illegal if you are benefiting ($) from it or are wrongfully using the media that inaccurately defames one image.
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Old 09-06-18, 09:39 PM
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We have to remember that the op called this a moped then changed it to a bike with a gas engine. If the engine is small enough and depending on local regs this could be a bike and not illegal at all to ride on the sidewalk.

To the op you started the confrontation by standing your ground and yelling at him. Also if you want to stand your ground fine but think about your dogs next time.
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Old 09-07-18, 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Bmach View Post
To the op you started the confrontation by standing your ground and yelling at him. Also if you want to stand your ground fine but think about your dogs next time.
Ummmmm ..... no ....

The mopeder started the confrontation by riding illegally and dangerously.

The idea that people are supposed to fold up like hothouse flowers in a cold wind in the face of petty crime is why there is more petty crime.

He should think of his dogs, and the neighbors' kids, either of which might be the next ones plowed down by some moped rider trained to expect everyone to clear a path in the face of his dangerous behavior.

Whether or not the law permits a certain class of vehicle on the sidewalk in that area ... the law NEVER permits unsafe operation or behavior which directly puts others at risk.

There a lot of ways to deal with stuff .... an rarely one right way. I'd say the OP did fine .... and apparently the mopeder has not be back, so i'd say he acted perfectly given the parameters of the situation. No one hurt, problem solved.
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Old 09-07-18, 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Bmach View Post
We have to remember that the op called this a moped then changed it to a bike with a gas engine. If the engine is small enough and depending on local regs this could be a bike and not illegal at all to ride on the sidewalk.

To the op you started the confrontation by standing your ground and yelling at him. Also if you want to stand your ground fine but think about your dogs next time.
In most places I have lived, adults riding on the sidewalk is illegal, engine or not, so I seriously doubt there's a a a lot of places where the size of the engine of a motorized bike is going to make it legal. Even if it was legal, there's no way that a pedestrian would be under any obligation to yield, legally or otherwise. Anybody who rides like that should consider themselves lucky if all that happens to them is getting yelled at. The guy's presence on the sidewalk is endangering the dogs whether or not the op lets him pass, so your suggestion that making the guy swerve off of the sidewalk and slow down somehow endangered the dogs sounds like complete bs.
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Old 09-07-18, 12:19 PM
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Rub your nipples and blow them a kiss next time. Who really cares, people are dumb, don't let them get you worked up. Goal should be to ruin their day not yours.
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Old 05-20-22, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
None Here.. Motor bikes are out in the traffic lane.
Yes, I understand exactly. I was told Motorized bicycles were prohibited from sidewalks. I asked, Where am I to park it? The cop said, on the street like any other vehicle with a motor. I liked this, because I am permanently disabled and if I am to follow all the duties and responsibilities of any other vehicle, well I want my rights observed. Meaning I should have a placard or plate stating Disabled so I can park in handicap parking like any other vehicle.
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Old 05-20-22, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
What kind of "sidewalk" are we talking and what kind of riding? Around the towns near me, it isn't uncommon for mopeds to park on sidewalks, to do so they often must travel down them a little bit as our curbs are being taken up by outdoor dining (in a safe and slow manner, of course)

In any case, I don't see hwo this has anything to do with bikes.
I live in a town of 1500 people. This cop approached me and said, Motorized bicycles are prohibited from sidewalks. It rubbed me wrong. I said, Where would you park it.. He said the street like any other vehicle. I am disabled and have a permanent handicap plate on my car. So I emailed the DMV and said, I am disabled and the police told me a 49cc scooter was prohibited from sidewalks. That I could park on the streets. So since my scooter is a motor vehicle and has same duties and responsibilities of any other vehicle, I would like a disabled placard or plate so I can park in handicap parking. The gave me the placard to park in handicap parking.
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Old 05-21-22, 09:40 AM
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I just saw one drive by an older man, enter one of ours crappy path paths. It's nothing but root bumps across it's entire length. Don't think he'll be doing that often.
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Originally Posted by Scooter12 View Post
Yes, I understand exactly. I was told Motorized bicycles were prohibited from sidewalks. I asked, Where am I to park it? The cop said, on the street like any other vehicle with a motor. I liked this, because I am permanently disabled and if I am to follow all the duties and responsibilities of any other vehicle, well I want my rights observed. Meaning I should have a placard or plate stating Disabled so I can park in handicap parking like any other vehicle.
Hey Scooter just fyi this thread hasn't been active since September of 2018 and this is a bike forum. If you are interested in bicycles hopefully we will see you around posting in the many awesome but active threads and if not good luck in life but if you need to post look at the last post date and try and find current active threads.
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