The Society of Cool!
isnt the law nowadays for youngsters that if youre caught out with a couple of minor traffic violations and you end up with 6 points youre banned ?
that would be the teenage me off the roads for a while !
i wouldnt take any chances with anything karl in that case
I Agree, I,m not paying £600 to take a test, which these days is basically an assault course, totally over the top, I Never took my test in the 60,s because we moved onto cars as quickly as possible, I Wished I had, because all you did was ride round a Traffic island, and stop when the instructor jumped out in front of you, and that was your test! and you could ride up to a 250cc on a provisional so that was all scooters covered, you could,nt take passengers though although we did, Roberts correct, rebelling against all forms of authority is Mod, not abiding by the rules, or worrying what colour laces to have in your desert boots, Theres the laws of the UK, Then theres my laws, I go by my laws, and B********s what anyone thinks.
the roads arent a playground though
i see d*ckheads who dont even see 44T lorries coming never mind motorbikes
if youve never been instructed properly on how to ride a motorcycle or how to employ defensive riding then the clock is ticking till that encounter with that drunken / uninsured / person who makes their own set of rules ....just like you do ... is coming
even if you have hitherto got away with it for years .
youre very vulnerable on two small and relatively slow wheels in todays faster and faster world
I,m insured, have a CBT , Don,t drink, and have no convictions, but I,m not displaying L Plates because they are,nt cool, it does,nt make me safer, or dangerous, and it won,t stop a drunk driver hitting me,I Agree with Hubert as far as Young riders go,they should have tuition, before being let on the roads, And i agree about the disgrace of the insurance companies, legalized Thieves, and their allowed to get away with it! underhanded cheats and criminals, just like the politicians, and your supposed to live under their rules? I Don,t think so.
snap on that!
Yes, I Wear a helmet, I Went to Italy to a Soul allnighter, and brought a beauty over there, it looks great, I Knew 2 lads who were killed on scooters in the 60,s, Helmets would possibly have saved them, I,d rather ride without, but they are essential I Think, But In my day time Job as a Carpenter, I refuse to wear them, unless its a dangerous site, I can,t work with a Helmet, Gloves, Goggles, Hi Viz, Boots, Sun barrier, when I,m fitting a kitchen in a house with people living in it, stupid morons Health and Safety, I Don,t agree with their rules, I,ve worked for 47 years with no accident, plus it ruins my hair, and as a Sax player at night, I Must have a cool hairstyle, so I now only do domestic work, no H&S knobheads there! But I do think it should,nt be law to wear one, or a seatbelt, I Might take up Sikhism, then I don,t need one!!
I use Rubber Mud Flap (L) plates Which look OK on all three of my Scooters but do not have them on the front as I see this as pointless. Why would the traffic coming towards you need to see your scooter or motorbike has an (L) plates on it.
Its the traffic coming up behind you that you need to worry about, we are slowing than motorbikes.
The main reason I have put them on is, if caught the law can in some cases, take your scooter off you which could be an expensive mistake to make.
Most Traffic Coppers will leave you alone these days and only normally stop the young kids riding the Zip scooters, as these kids are mental, as I was at that age, but I am alot older and wiser now.
Its the beat coppers who want to be Traffic Cops you need to be weary of.
I have not taken my full bike test as I have no desire to ride a motorbike or scooter at 70mph, 55mph is good enough for me and has been for well over thirty years now.
Lots of top MOD scooters in the 60s had (L) plates on.
Lets not give the EU or police a reason to stop us doing what we love, ride our scooters,
Keep the faith.
as for some replies to this thread and the cavalier attitude to peoples own safety
the mind boggles
has it occurred to anyone that youre handing a get out clause on a plate to an insurance firm who has covered a driver you may be in collision with ?
imagine walking away from a serious accident [ or should that be not walking away ] with nothing... " because we do or own thing man ! "
if you dont like L plates enrol for proper motorcycle lessons with a view to passing your test .
you'll be amazed at what you learn
i dread to think what bad or dangerous driving habits you lot who couldnt give a feck have drifted into over the years
this screw those who rule us thing has me fascinated as well
that part of the peoples revolution just covers the bits of the road traffic act you cant be arsed with does it ?
but youll be stumping up tax and national insurance on your wages and paying your council tax and tv licence i bet .
power to the people ! ! !
it just re inforces my idea that the roads are full of eejits and you trust no one while out riding .
including fellow scooterists