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Old 05-06-2010, 07:01 PM   #41
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Correction, I was arrested and spent the weekend in jail for it. I was going about 5 mph past cars to the front of a light. The charge was "passing in a no passing zone" even though the cop wanted to charge me with reckless driving (the DA wouldn't accept it).

So ,I'd advise against it.
What's interesting is that even though here's proof positive, the drama on this thread's gonna continue.
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:11 PM   #42
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Wrong, u can be arrested for anything, up to the officer. Sources: it happened to me at beggining of the year.
Nope. Not wrong. Been discussed several times.

You may have been speeding and you may have even been arrested, BUT the charge on your paperwork would be something else, probably "reckless endangerment".
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and riding the emergancy lane is no way considered lane splitting.

FYI, i'm FOR lane splitting and wish it was "allowed" here like CA
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watching bikes que up behind cars at traffic lights on these big open roads when they could so easily go up the middle and take up a place at the front and in most cases easily accelerate their way into lane position is about the most ridiculous thing I've seen on the roads since I moved here from Europe

filtering (as its called is the norm in Europe) works perfectly well.

dont the lawmakers know how hot it gets in Texas
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:28 PM   #44
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But I do sit on the safety board that has advised against legalizing it.


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Old 05-06-2010, 08:31 PM   #45
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Nope. Not wrong. Been discussed several times.

You may have been speeding and you may have even been arrested, BUT the charge on your paperwork would be something else, probably "reckless endangerment".
It was speeding and registration. As it states in plain English on the paperwork. Minor class c . If ur right, then I wouldn't have had to spend a night in jail, but I did. To quote one officer while I was in there "me giving u a ticket, is a courtesy."

bottom line is that it happened to me, that Makes your statement invalid.
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cause the biker will get where he's going quicker than the cager and that aint fair
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I too am all for "lane splitting" as it's done in California. Very efficient way of deminishing traffic and hazzards Unfortunately, I don't think it would every work in Texas, or atleast Houston.

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I go thru "sessions" of lane splitting. some months I do, some I do not.

typically I split whejn it is bumper to bumper traffic, and under 15 mph, and VERY long lines.. as go within reason a tad faster than them, nothing crazy.

but there are times I am a tool, and with reckless abandon, go wherever the I want to. very very rare, but some days i reall dont give a , and it will show. again very rare.

but for the most part like the first option above, is very safe. all the cars packed, actually creates a nice "cushion" for other cars to not be able to squeeze anywhere.
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I don't agree with lane splitting, it is dangerous especially here in Houston (or any large city) due to the fact that most of these can't drive without causing problems and the rest of em would open the door and swear that you ran into it cause you weren't lookin
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It was speeding and registration. As it states in plain English on the paperwork. Minor class c . If ur right, then I wouldn't have had to spend a night in jail, but I did. To quote one officer while I was in there "me giving u a ticket, is a courtesy."

bottom line is that it happened to me, that Makes your statement invalid.
Then you were arrested for the registration plain and simple.

This makes my statement valid:

§ 543.004. NOTICE TO APPEAR REQUIRED: CERTAIN
OFFENSES. (a) An officer shall issue a written notice to appear
if:
(1) the offense charged is speeding or a violation of
the open container law, Section 49.03, Penal Code; and
(2) the person makes a written promise to appear in
court as provided by Section 543.005.


And btw, doing a search brings up thousands of links to validate this.
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why?
Why do I sit on a safety board? Because unlike a lot of people that just sit around complaining, I prefer to spend some of my spare time actually getting involved.

Either that, or I was just dumb enough to volunteer.
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Then you were arrested for the registration plain and simple.

This makes my statement valid:

§ 543.004. NOTICE TO APPEAR REQUIRED: CERTAIN
OFFENSES. (a) An officer shall issue a written notice to appear
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(1) the offense charged is speeding or a violation of
the open container law, Section 49.03, Penal Code; and
(2) the person makes a written promise to appear in
court as provided by Section 543.005.


And btw, doing a search brings up thousands of links to validate this.

when does expired registration constitute an arrest? like i said its up to the officer. this aint my first rodeo either. last year i dumped the clutch on my car cuz i just left work with oil on my shoes. spun the tires for a split second. just so happens there was a cop in a lot chillin and he went after me. before i could say a word (good or bad) and tell him what happened i was in the back of the car with cuffs on. getting processed.

and last time around i was about 2 minutes from riding away with a ticket til his superior or whoever the came and said to take me in.

dont tell me what they can/cant do, i dont care what the law saids. ever seen a cop speeding? ever see them cut the lights on just to get thru a red light? cop sure didnt need to be somewhere that bad if they turn off the lights after passing the red lights. it has happened to me and countless others. even if they made some up and took u in, even though the charges wont hold. they already done ur day up.
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no, why do you oppose lane splitting?
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Gottcha yea i herd a guy here at work tell me it was legal now as of January or something like that...
There was a bill in the state legislature making it legal but it did not pass
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haha. amature. How did you get caught splitting lanes. did the cops car shrink through the middle after you.

on another note. Motorcycle laws should be written on motohouston and passed on to the state. We have a lot of smart people.

Point is. HAS ANYONE GOTTEN A TICKET AND IT SAID LANE SPLITTING on the offense
No, I was going to the front of the intersection and there was a cop coming the other direction. He stopped and busted a u-turn at a railroad crossing and got right behind me.
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Lane splitting is not a ticketable offense. Now they can get you for operating a vehicle in area not intended. Or unsafe lane change. Or a slew of any other thing, to make up for the "gray area" of lane splitting.

tbh,

If an officer ever pulls you over there are more than enough laws that he can write you a ticket for SOMETHING. it may not stick in court but its still a ticket.
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when does expired registration constitute an arrest? like i said its up to the officer. this aint my first rodeo either. last year i dumped the clutch on my car cuz i just left work with oil on my shoes. spun the tires for a split second. just so happens there was a cop in a lot chillin and he went after me. before i could say a word (good or bad) and tell him what happened i was in the back of the car with cuffs on. getting processed.

and last time around i was about 2 minutes from riding away with a ticket til his superior or whoever the came and said to take me in.

dont tell me what they can/cant do, i dont care what the law saids. ever seen a cop speeding? ever see them cut the lights on just to get thru a red light? cop sure didnt need to be somewhere that bad if they turn off the lights after passing the red lights. it has happened to me and countless others. even if they made some up and took u in, even though the charges wont hold. they already done ur day up.
Challen is right, you can only be cited for speeding.

He probably Instantered you on the expired registration, and put the speeding on the same citation, instead of filling out another citation for you to sign.
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