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Old 05-22-2006, 05:59 PM
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My buddy has two bikes. Yesterday he lent one to an out-of-town friend and we all went ridding. We were cruising slightly faster than traffic when a cop splits the group in two and stops the last three riders. Apparently the guy was really pissed because the guy right in front of him did not stop. The officer told the guys who did stop that he had signaled the rider in front (from behind the guy) to stop; not a rational move by the cop ... we do not have rear-view mirrors.

We waited a couple miles ahead and finally caught up with them. They told us the cop had written down the plate of the guy in front and had taken a picture. At the time the picture was taken we were below speed limit.

The issue is the guy on the bike who did not stop is the one who had borrowed my friend's bike. My friend is freaking out because he doesn't know (if he were to get a citation) what he will be liable for being the owner of the bike and if he can be forced to "whistle blow" his friend.

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Old 05-22-2006, 06:06 PM
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I moved this to the General Discussion forum.
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Old 05-22-2006, 06:24 PM
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What state are you in.
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Old 05-22-2006, 07:15 PM
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Happened in Virginia but the guy has DC tags
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Old 05-22-2006, 09:48 PM
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If the officer can prove that the other riders new that he was telling them to pull over there is a problem, if the other riders can say say and prove between there confirming statements that they did not see or knew that they were asked to pull over no problem. Picture or no picture, it dose not mean crap. The picture only shows that the guys were riding there bikes.

Only way the officer would have a leg to stand on is if the one of the 2 riders were to admit that they new that they were being instructed to pull over and did not, but that did not or is not going to happen, right.

Officer knows there is nothing he can do about the other riders unless he gets the above information.
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