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PostSubject: License Plates for Bicycles? Only in America!   1/14/2011, 8:41 am

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/01/13/nj-politician-proposes-license-plates-for-bicycles/

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – If a proposed bill becomes law in New Jersey, bicyclists will have to pay to register bikes or face a fine.

The bill, introduced by Democratic New Jersey assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker of Essex, requires owners to register bikes with the Motor Vehicle Commission for $10 dollars a piece or face fines up to $100. A license plate would be issued and will have to be displayed when riding on public roads. Plates would be valid for two years.

John Boyle with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is against the proposed bill.

“Her office has an issue with bicyclists on the sidewalks,” he said. “We are asking our New Jersey members and people in the state of New Jersey to contact their state assembly representatives and ask them to oppose this legislation,” Boyle said.

Boyle says the enforcement will be almost impossible. He believes it would also be a drain on police resources and a financial burden to some.

Reported by John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio

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Can't these politicians be concerned with tightening their belts?

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PostSubject: Re: License Plates for Bicycles? Only in America!   1/15/2011, 11:45 pm

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A license plate would be issued and will have to be displayed when riding on public roads.

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“Her office has an issue with bicyclists on the sidewalks,” he said.

Boyle fails his reading comprehension.

But anyway... sounds a bit ridiculous. But states are broke, yet they need money to operate. If they can't raise taxes, they've got to invent nonsense like this to stay afloat...

That's just our sad reality at this point.
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