Originally Posted by Berry G
It's really called lane sharing and that implies you share a lane with another vehicle and do not ride the center line.
I'm aware of that, just I need to find out what is "Straddling the center line" in the vehicle code. I suspect it was for filtering to the front of the pack at a stop light which probably incites them, although the moto cops do it all the time. I'd be curious if is was the moto cops writing tickets for their same actions since they are mostly traffic enforcement.
The thing that bothers me is that day the temps were probably 100 degrees and not that many bikes are out when it's that hot. I can understand the half-hats worn by cruiser guys, but 32 bike violations? Really, in one day? They must have hit anyone riding a bike that day because if I run errands on the bike in 100 degrees, I rarely see more than two bikes in town or on the highway. Probably have to show the numbers to justify their pot of grant money so anyone on a bike was fair game. No doubt they also played the "Your foot wasn't down at the stop sign for 3 seconds" card (i.e. rolling stop.) too. They announced another 'motorcyclist campaign' on August 28th too, so another "No bike day" here.
Heck, I even got a ticket once while driving a 72 passenger school bus. Turned the corner at 7AM and some dozen kids were playing ball in the street so I stopped. Opened the door and they got on and I hear a "Rap. Rap. Rap" on the side of the bus. I look down in the mirror and some moto cop tells me to "Pull over up there.
" I do, and he writes me for 'Obstructing traffic with a school bus.' Only traffic at that time of the morning and location was HIM. When I asked him, "Why didn't you tell the kids to get out of the street?
" he told me "That's your (me) job. Here's your ticket. Have a nice day.
" Had to go to court on that one too, and judge rolled his eyes and said 'dismissed' as my option was to either run over them all or stop, but stopping for kids evidently gets one a ticket in a school bus too.