Should i dispute, also need help with street legality...
So i got a ticket today for my licence plate not being mounted properly...
he also said i have to get my signal lights all changed and im supposed to have a rear reflector and theres also a small blue led on the front which is not even visible unless your standing next to it.. as i was given a notice and order for all of this...
...i bought the bike with the licence plate where it was as well as the signals and everything how it is now, the licence plate is visible from the back and is not obstructed unless your driving a semi tailgaiting me. in which case you might not be able to see it.
Can someone please help with what i should do or know what you need to legally have on your bike to be street legal,
If you replace your fender eliminator ( which itself is illegal as it eliminates your required fender in its entirety ) this will now place your securely fastened, horzontally mounted, unobstructed plate at the rear where the law requires to be. Your signal lights ( and all lights) must meet TS108/ DOT standards, be clearly visible in daylight at a 45 degree angle from 100 metres out. You also need a red light and reflector at the rear and your blue light is an "unauthorized light" under the MVAct Regs and that will have to go. You also need orange side reflectors at the front and red ondes at the rear sides.
Last edited by Bison; 07-11-2010 at 05:38 PM.
Nothing you can do here. The absolute letter of the law has to be followed here.
However, it would be interesting to see a picture of your setup.
Did he just give you a ticket for the plate or did he give you an inspection notice as well?
If they just gave you a ticket for the plate just pay it and remount your plate at the back with a plate light with some signals (non integrated) and chances are pretty good this will not be an issue again.
However if you received a vehicle inspection you need to follow all the rules to the letter and I believe get the bike inspected and approved.
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pay the ticket cause you will keep getting them for the plate im going through the same problem its easyer to buck up the 70 bucks for the new bracket then $109 every time you get pulled over
I am curious about 2 things, First. The fender, MVA states that a fender and or mudflap are required to reduce spray from the tire if the design of the vehicle requires it. How can it be said that a "fender eliminator" violates that rule? Is the rear seat area not the actual fender? The amount of difference in spray between stock and "fender eliminated" is minimal at best. Second. The "plate at the rear" is BS. MVA states to the rear. I see pickups with their plates in the rear window. ICBC also tells you to install your temporary permits in the rear window. I dont see a difference? As far as the lights, Bison is absolutly right. However, Depending on the exact location, I would fight the blue light one. If its not visable from a distance it is no different than someones stereo\dash lights inside their vehicle.
Originally Posted by Bison
The inspection process requires a fender...the fender eliminator...."eliminates a fender"... The bit at the back you removed that holds the stock plate mount etc is part of the "fender". That's why the manufacturers are required to make the fenders like that. Hanging your plate up under the seat does not place it at the "rear"...where the stock mount does. Pickup plates in the rear window are not lighted, nor are they either at the rear of the bike. The rear is the back,. not part of the way back. You cannot "fight" an "unauthorizerd light",...they have to be approved by the Supt of MVs who uses the TS108 standardsfor lighting as the basis of trhe MV Regs in BC. There are no approved blue lights for use in BC. Any light that is not approved 1s "unauthorized"...specially a blue one. This is one of the few timesd and places in life where size doesn't really count. There is nothing in the Act or regs that says an unauthorized light is an authorized light if it is under a certain size. It is not authorized and it is mounted on the outside of a motor vehicle. If I see a car with flashing blue lights from a stereo system that are visible from the outside and could be mistaken for Police lights, they get disconnected also.
General lighting requirements
4.02 (1) A vehicle on a highway must only be equipped with and use lamps, reflectors or other illuminating devices authorized by this Division or authorized in writing by the director.
(2) A vehicle on a highway must be equipped with lamps equivalent to those provided by the original manufacturer in accordance with the requirements that applied under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada), or a predecessor to that Act, at the time of vehicle manufacture.
(3) All lamps, lamp bulbs and reflectors required or permitted by this Division must comply with
(a) the approved standards established by the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada) and the applicable SAE standards,
(b) the conditions of use described in this Division, and "