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From: The Medway Handyman on 12 Mar 2010 17:56
Big Les Wade wrote:
> JMS <jmsmith2010(a)live.co.uk> posted
>> Excellent news.
>> However - it is the cyclist who should be licensed - not the bike.
>> Compulsory training.
>> Compulsory test.
>> Compulsory license.
>> Compulsory wearing of hi-viz slip over with registration number
>> Break the law - get points.
>> Ride a bike below a certain spec - get points.
>> So many points - lose license. Must take retest.
>> Looking forward to it.
> How many new criminal offences do you think will have to be created to
> make the scheme workable? I calculate at least eight.
> And have you done an impact assessment for the enforcement costs? No?
Doesn't matter, it would be covered by a charge for using the roads - we
could call it 'road tax'. �50 a year should easily cover it. Or it could
be covered by persecuting cyclists like motorists are percecuted.
Dave - the small piece of 14th century armour used to protect the armpit.
From: Mike Smith on 12 Mar 2010 21:28
I will never pay a licence fee to ride my bicycle. Let the wimps fall
in line if they feel bullied into doing so.
This is one of those subjects that will never be resolved by
Parliament. Without an engine a bicycle needs the power of its rider
to make any movement down the highway, and that makes it completely
different to all other means of transport. This is a non-starter of a
debate, and should be stopped here. Why waste time on such an issue.
Bicycles will never be licensed.
From: Jacobian on 12 Mar 2010 21:56
On 13/03/2010 02:28, Mike Smith wrote:
> I will never pay a licence fee to ride my bicycle. Let the wimps fall
> in line if they feel bullied into doing so.
> This is one of those subjects that will never be resolved by
> Parliament. Without an engine a bicycle needs the power of its rider
> to make any movement down the highway, and that makes it completely
> different to all other means of transport. This is a non-starter of a
> debate, and should be stopped here. Why waste time on such an issue.
> Bicycles will never be licensed.
California has them, why not here?
The State of California requires a bicycle license for any bicycle used
on any street. Licenses can be obtained for $3 from the city License and
Permit Division at City Hall. They must be renewed every three years.
Send the following information:
Bicycle's Serial Number
Owners Phone Number
Bicycle Model Name
Color of Bicycle
Include a check or money order for $3 and mail to:
City of Santa Monica,
1685 Main Street,
P.O. Box 2200,
Santa Monica, CA 90406-2200.
Phone number is (310) 458-8745.
A bicycle license and stickers will then be mailed to you. The stickers
are to be placed on the vertical bar of the frame that supports the
From: Adrian on 13 Mar 2010 04:01
®i©ardo <here(a)nowhere.com> gurgled happily, sounding much like they were
> Yes, but they are more than heavily subsidised by the "spite" tax on 4x4
There is no "spite" tax - or, indeed, ANY tax - levied on 4x4 vehicles.
From: delboy on 13 Mar 2010 09:42
On Mar 9, 9:43 am, "Mrcheerful" <nbk...(a)hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
> Jethro wrote:
> > On 9 Mar, 08:39, "Mrcheerful" <nbk...(a)hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
> >> Shaun wrote:
> >>> On Mon, 8 Mar 2010 15:22:35 -0800 (PST), Marie
> >>> <marie.law...(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> >>>> Looks like the IOM might have the right idea.
> >>>> ALL bicycles ridden by those over 16 should be licenced, Castletown
> >>>> Commissioners believe.
> >>>> See
> >>>> Marie
> >>> Having a tax disc almost certainly stops motor vehicles being driven
> >>> badly. They save hundreds of life a year. I've lost count of the
> >>> number of drivers who act like maniacs while waiting for a new one
> >>> to arrive in the post.
> >> licencing enables the vehicle and thence (in theory) the driver to be
> >> identified, the natural fear of apprehension will improve the
> >> quality of driving/riding
> > Let's hope that people don't start using false addresses and failing
> > to report change of ownership to evade such measure ....
> Do you have a better suggestion?
> I would prefer to see everyone with an rfid chip implanted, that would save
> the need for licensing, id cards, passports etc. etc.- Hide quoted text -
> - Show quoted text -
I am sure that the criminals would find ways of cloning them, or
producing fakes that are good enough to fool most systems