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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 2006, 10:52 am Thread Starter
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Wichita, Falls,TX

President ROCA M/C Dallas-Ft Worth

On Highway U.S.287 in Wichita Falls, Texas
There is a Local Gang Task Force conducting Motorcycle Stops.

It has been reported that these stops are for not wearing helmets and not having the optional sticker on the license plate.

It has also been reported that the police officers involved from the city of Wichita Falls, Texas are conducting searches of motorcycles without the consent of the owner and continue searching after the owner asked them to stop. It has even been reported that one motorcycle was impounded for not having a current inspection sticker and that not only were tickets issued for the inspection sticker, a helmet ticket was issued and the assessment $300 for the impound fee was also applied.

I am not sure at this time how long this will be going on in Wichita Falls, but I do want everyone to be very cautious while traveling in this area and to please e-mail me at [email protected] and let me know of any other incidences related to Wichita Falls from this past week and this coming week-end.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 2006, 11:16 am
no power in the 'verse can stop me
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from the MRF in Texas, http://www.mrf.org/articles/1997/texas.html

The strategy of the Texas motorcyclists was to have these amendments stripped out in conference committee. However, during the conference committee meetings between May 8th and May 12th that did not happen. Instead, the conference committee on SB 99 reached an agreement that would require the following for an individual to ride without a helmet: 1) The individual would have to be 21 years of age or older, and; 2) The individual would be required to have taken a rider education course or have a health insurance plan that provided a minimum of $10,000 coverage. In addition, a provision was added that would provide for a "special sticker" that motorcyclists could put on their license plate to show they complied with the requirements to ride without a helmet.

It seems to me that the "optional sticker" thing is what allows these guys to NOT wear helmets, true?

I mean, that was the deal, right? You get a sticker saying that you have enough
money, or insurance, or whatever that you won't be a burden to society in general if
you go down and injure your "too stupid to wear a helmet" ass.

And these guys are getting stopped for NOT wearing a helmet, while NOT displaying
a sticker?? :wtf

And getting towed and impounded for breaking a law that THEY fought for?

Works for me.

tim-----still on the right side of the frostline

you can't stop the signal
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