Monday, February 23, 2009

Lucky you don't live in Tennessee

Gets ugly out there. Ride yer bike on River Road, go to jail *.

*HB 0342 by *Moore. (SB 0276 by *Haynes.)

Motor Vehicles - As introduced, prohibits operation of bicycles on River Road in Davidson County between U.S. Highway 70 / S.R. 24 and the Cheatham County line; violation is Class C misdemeanor. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 8.

The League of American Bicyclists opposes such restrictive laws. As does the Bicycling Coalition of New Mexico. A Knoxville cycling blog is reporting on this.

* (Class C misdemeanor penalty not greater than thirty (30) days in jail or a fine not to exceed fifty dollars ($50.00), or both, unless otherwise provided by statute)

Note: at last report (2/24/09), the bill was taken off the calendar.

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