Re: Full face Motorcycle helmet ban and other anti bike laws
35 years ago, when I started riding in Athens, Greece, there was a ban on motorcycles restricting them from riding in the center of the city. In many smaller towns there were traffic restrictions for bikes during noon and night hours, because they were noizy!
Well, nowdays you can do anything you want with a bike: Ride on the sidewalk, ride against traffic, pass a red light, park anywhere.
Sometimes I feel we are overdoing it. But what you say about painting a plate number on your helmet, the situation must be tough. What is next, shooting the guy that didn't stop?
Idiot ignorant legilation : coming soon to a country near you!
There is no safe haven on this one. Being a "emerging worlder" myself (from sunny Brazil) I share the exact same symptoms. This is certainly less of a problem in Malibu, Miami Beach, Daytona or Laguna Seca (Rossi rules, btw) but I am absolutely sure this idea has crossed the minds of some legislators even in the US, if they were confronted with bikes being used to perpetrate crimes.