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Old 01-05-2015, 08:13 PM   #61
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If the authors of the law meant that it included "trailering" they would have used the term "transport". You realize a person is not endangered if the bike is sitting on a trailer.

If you're truly concerned I guess you'd better make certain you always have passenger pegs and handholds on your bike no matter how it's configured or where it's located.
Yes, thanks for pointing out that no one is endangered if the bike is on a trailer.

What do you suppose they intended when they wrote the law to say, "operate or move"?

Operate is obviously riding but what does "move" mean, separate from operating?
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Yes, thanks for pointing out that no one is endangered if the bike is on a trailer.

What do you suppose they intended when they wrote the law to say, "operate or move"?

Operate is obviously riding but what does "move" mean, separate from operating?
They used "move" for boneheads that don't understand the term "operate". If the bike's on a dyno someone is operating it, but are they moving it?
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They used "move" for boneheads that don't understand the term "operate". If the bike's on a dyno someone is operating it, but are they moving it?
And you're basing that on what?
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The more I read into how the wreck happened the stupider this law sounds. I can understand a bike should have pegs for a passenger. I'm pretty sure the pegs and a place to hold on to wouldn't have saved her life.

Facts.
Tanner was a new rider had the bike maybe 6 months. The wreck happened around 10:30pm. Tanner was traveling too fast on hwy 24. There were two wrecks in the same area that night.

Maybe they should have passed a law for more street lights in dark areas.
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My fz6 have a handle. But not all bikes have one
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Has there been a standard issued for the handles? If we're just required to have them but no standards put in place I got some 3m double sided emblem tape that will hold up just fine.
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Has there been a standard issued for the handles? If we're just required to have them but no standards put in place I got some 3m double sided emblem tape that will hold up just fine.
Good question, and it would make sense to leave the law so loosely worded. The uprights on a cruiser's sissy bar could be considered handles. Reminds me of the guy in Cali that was wearing a metal Yamika and beat a helmet ticket because helmet wasn't clearly defined.
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so i wonder if my cbr with no passenger pegs and a solo seat cowl (track body work) would be in violation?

It was DESIGNED to have a passenger, but i took all of that off, and now a passenger wouldnt fit.
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so i wonder if my cbr with no passenger pegs and a solo seat cowl (track body work) would be in violation?

It was DESIGNED to have a passenger, but i took all of that off, and now a passenger wouldnt fit.
Unless you plan on throwing a passenger on that cowl, I don't think you have anything to worry about.
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BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. This Act shall be known as Malorie'sLaw.
SECTION 2. Section 521.084, Transportation Code, is amended to read as follows:
Sec. 521.084. CLASS M LICENSE. A Class M driver's license
authorizes the holder of the license to operate a motorcycle,
including a sport bike as defined by Section 541.201, or a moped.
SECTION 3. Section 541.201, Transportation Code, is amended by adding Subdivision (18-a) to read as follows:
(18-a) "Sport bike" means a motorcycle:
(A) that is optimized for speed, acceleration,
braking, and maneuverability on paved roads;
(B) that has a lightweight frame;
(C) on which the operator leans forward over the
gas tank during operation; and
(D) that is not a touring, cruising, standard, or
dual-sport motorcycle.
SECTION 4. Subchapter I, Chapter 545, Transportation Code,
is amended by adding Section 545.4161 to read as follows:
Sec. 545.4161. OPERATION OF SPORT BIKE. (a) In addition to the requirements and prohibitions
under Section 545.416, an
operator may not carry another person on a sport bike unless the
sport bike is designed to carry more than one person and:
(1) the operator:
(A) is at least 18 years of age; and
(B) has had a Class M license for at least two
years; or
(2) the other person:
(A) is at least 18 years of age and holds a Class
M license; or
(B) is a motorcycle operator training and safety
course instructor certified under Chapter 662.
(b) An operator of a sport bike shall ensure that a
passenger on the sport bike complies with all department
regulations relating to motorcycle safety.
SECTION 5. The heading to Subchapter M, Chapter 547,
Transportation Code, is amended to read as follows:
SUBCHAPTER M. ADDITIONAL OR ALTERNATIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR
MOTORCYCLES, [AND] MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLES, AND SPORT BIKES
SECTION 6. Subchapter M, Chapter 547, Transportation Code,
is amended by adding Section 547.803 to read as follows:
Sec. 547.803. SAFETY EQUIPMENT. If a motorcycle, including a sport bike, is designed to carry more than one person, the motorcycle must be equipped with foot pegs and handholds for use by a passenger on the motorcycle.
SECTION 7. Section 661.001(1), Transportation Code, is
amended to read as follows:
(1) "Motorcycle" means a motor vehicle designed to
propel itself with not more than three wheels in contact with theground, and having a saddle for the use of the rider. The term includes a sport bike, as defined by Section 541.201. The term does not include a tractor or a three-wheeled vehicle equipped with a cab or occupant compartment, seat, and seat belt and designed to contain the operator in the cab or occupant compartment.
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Thank you for posting that, now we can about what the law ACTUALLY says.

So I guess if the bike is designed to carry a passenger but was not designed with passenger hand holds, it's illegal now to carry a passenger?
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But like I was saying they don't say it has to be installed into the frame or anything. That veins said in just gonna use my double sided tape and tape a couple of small handles if I have to maybe like 2 inch finger holds. Lol
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But like I was saying they don't say it has to be installed into the frame or anything. That veins said in just gonna use my double sided tape and tape a couple of small handles if I have to maybe like 2 inch finger holds. Lol
That's a fun idea but if you fail to convince the popo that it counts you'll have a real hard time convincing the judge
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No, you didn't. That was the original bill (HB2470) that was shot down in 2011. This is the one that passed (HB3838).

https://legiscan.com/TX/text/HB3838/2013

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AN ACT
relating to motorcycle equipment and training and the license
requirements for a three-wheeled motorcycle; creating an offense.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. This Act shall be known as Malorie's Law.
SECTION 2. Section 521.148(a), Transportation Code, is
amended to read as follows:
(a) An applicant for an original Class M license or Class A,
B, or C driver's license that includes an authorization to operate a
motorcycle must furnish to the department evidence satisfactory to
the department that the applicant has successfully completed a
[basic] motorcycle operator training course approved by the
department under Chapter 662. The department shall issue a Class M
license that is restricted to the operation of a three-wheeled
motorcycle if the motorcycle operator training course completed by
the applicant is specific to the operation of a three-wheeled
motorcycle.
SECTION 3. Section 545.416(b), Transportation Code, is
amended to read as follows:
(b) An operator may not carry another person on the
motorcycle, and a person who is not operating the motorcycle may not
ride on the motorcycle, unless the motorcycle is:
(1) designed to carry more than one person; and
(2) equipped with footrests and handholds for use by
the passenger.
SECTION 4. Effective January 1, 2015, Subchapter K, Chapter
547, Transportation Code, is amended by adding Section 547.617 to
read as follows:
Sec. 547.617. MOTORCYCLE FOOTRESTS AND HANDHOLDS REQUIRED.
A motorcycle that is designed to carry more than one person must be
equipped with footrests and handholds for use by the passenger.
SECTION 5. Section 662.002(b), Transportation Code, is
amended to read as follows:
(b) The program:
(1) shall contain information regarding operating a
motorcycle while carrying a passenger; and
(2) may [shall] include curricula developed by the
Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
SECTION 6. Section 662.006, Transportation Code, is amended
to read as follows:
Sec. 662.006. UNAUTHORIZED TRAINING PROHIBITED. (a) A
person may not offer or conduct training in motorcycle operation
for [a] consideration unless the person is licensed by or contracts
with the designated state agency.
(b) A person who violates Subsection (a) commits an offense.
An offense under this subsection is a Class B misdemeanor, except
that the offense is a Class A misdemeanor if it is shown on the trial
of the offense that the defendant has been previously convicted of
an offense under this section.
SECTION 7. Section 662.008(b), Transportation Code, is
amended to read as follows:
(b) Following denial, suspension, or cancellation of
[Before the designated state agency may deny, suspend, or cancel]
the approval of a program sponsor or an instructor, notice and
opportunity for a hearing must be given as provided by:
(1) Chapter 2001, Government Code; and
(2) Chapter 53, Occupations Code.
SECTION 8. The change in law made by this Act applies only
to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act.
An offense committed before the effective date of this Act is
governed by the law in effect on the date the offense was committed,
and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose. For
purposes of this section, an offense was committed before the
effective date of this Act if any element of the offense occurred
before that date.
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who to blame

If you think this law is a poorly written, ill-conceived nuisance, let the folks who actually sponsored the thing know. TX Rep. Phiilips and TX Sen. Hancock were the writer and sponsor for this thing. They're the ones who should feel your wrath and the ones to complain to when you get your ticket or warning. Good luck.
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Unless she fell off the bike I don't see how a handle is relevant.
In a wreck, the passenger is going to let go of the bike anyways... unless they want to be crushed.... Just doesn't make any sense to me.
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