Saturday, September 08, 2007

Puerto Rico passes oppressive new laws for motorcyclists

Okay, so you can't ride bikes dressed like this anymore. Not in Puerto Rico

According to a report on the AMA website, Puerto Rico has passed ‘strict new laws regulating motorcyclists.’ Motorcycle riders in Puerto Rico will now be required to wear not only a helmet, ‘but also gloves, boots, and long pants.’ And that’s not enough – after dark, riders must also wear a reflective vest!

The report says that in some ways, ‘the law is even more restrictive than the requirements on many US military bases.’ On our part, we don’t understand what the f%*& this is all about. First it was Canada, where motorcyclists can now be fined more than US$9,000 and jailed for six months, for alleged ‘street racing.’ Then the US, which is now in the process of outlawing all aftermarket motorcycle exhaust systems. And now Puerto Rico comes up with this.

Aren’t there enough rapists, murderers, goons, scammers and other outstanding members of the society who warrant the authorities’ attention? Are there too many bureaucrats with not enough work? Why the f*#% should motorcyclists be subjected to all this crap? Jesus f%&*ing Christ!

Get the full story on the AMA website here.

Also see:
Are motorcycles dangerous? What do you have to say...
Motorcyclists to be penalised for using aftermarket exhaust systems
Canada: Not the best place in the world for riding that new Hayabusa...
NSU 500 Kompressor: 200mph in 1956!
Awesome: 200bhp, supercharged Kawasaki ZRX1200...
Hi-res motorcycle wallpaper collection - I
Hi-res motorcycle wallpaper collection - II

External link:
Spain to increase age limit for big bikes...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think it's for the riders safety more than aything. they ride like nuts down there. splitting lanes, riding on the shoulders and median during rush hour, all at insane speeds. i was down there for a week and was amazed at how many times i saw a car change lanes on the highway in stopped traffic, only to have a cyclist who was splitting lanes take off their mirror. fearless!