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Old 07-27-2010, 05:31 PM   #1
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speeding on bicycle

I know you can get ticketed for speeding on a bicycle, but I was curious how its broken down in the MVA?
Do they have a penalty scale like they do for cars (ie 1-20 over, 21-40, or whatever it is) or are they the exact same tickets issued as if you were doing it in a car?
If they are the same tickets as in a car, would they then carry points/impact drivers risk premiums? (would seem odd since you're uninsured/ not required to license to ride a bicycle)
Wouldnt any on-road cycling events constitute street racing or something to that effect?
This whole thought occurred to me after the penticton triathlon where alot of us were hitting 75km/h + on one of the hills which is a 40 or 50 zone
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Speeding tickets apply to vehicles and a bicycle is a vehicle. I have ticketed a bicycle for speeding 21 plus over and for running a stop sign. They were contested and the disputant lost both charges. The Act & Regs both say that cyclists have to obey them, except where there is a specific exception...eg turn signals.
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^lol, thats awesome!

Zulu, would moving violations just be the fine portion of the penalty? or if you hold a DL do they affect your drivers risk premiums or points or whatever is in place just like if you did it in a car (despite you dont need to be liscenced to ride)?
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Wouldnt any on-road cycling events constitute street racing or something to that effect?
This whole thought occurred to me after the penticton triathlon where alot of us were hitting 75km/h + on one of the hills which is a 40 or 50 zone
Since the roads are usually closed and traffic controlled by police during such events, I'd think there would be an exemption in place.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:50 PM   #6
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^You'd think so, but the triathlon I mentioned there were a few volunteers at a couple intersections holding up traffic, but the roads were deffinately still open and not an officer in sight (and ditto for alot of cycling events here in vic)
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^lol, thats awesome!

Zulu, would moving violations just be the fine portion of the penalty? or if you hold a DL do they affect your drivers risk premiums or points or whatever is in place just like if you did it in a car (despite you dont need to be liscenced to ride)?
The $ penalty would need to be paid but I'm not sure if the points would be assigned as it did not involve a driver's licence required action. They may choose to handle it like a registered owner charge and only go for the $$. Maybe a call to your local access centre?
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Since the roads are usually closed and traffic controlled by police during such events, I'd think there would be an exemption in place.
Much like Indy events
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