I'm riding along on a side street in Surrey heading to BK to pick up some parts when I hear a siren and see lights behind me!!! I pull over to the gravel/dirt shoulder and get off the bike. I start to walk back to the car thinking it may be a member that I know but no luck. I laugh to myself and walk back to my bike to get my papers and what not.
I was pulled over because you can't see my plate. You really can't, it's tucked way the hell back there. Anyway, the Constable and I proceed to have a very good conversation about motorcycles, safety and the number of deaths this year. He is looking for a way to promote Motorcycle Awareness and safety among riders but isn't sure how to target the diverse motorcycling demographic. He has the means but needs a method. If you have any ideas post it here. I think the time is ripe for something/anything good to happen. With an absence of ICBC support it would be good to fill the safety void.
It turns out that he's a rider too and frequents this site so he's well aware of the rash of crashes and deaths this year. He said Members haven't been directed to but are being more vigilant towards bikes now so make sure those plates are visible and signals work. They're watching. I got my warning (THANKS!) and I'll be changing my plate to a more visible location. I don't want to post your name or username but a big to you!!!