ok so i was coming home late, i stopped at the stop lights i swerved crazy
i was riding a 50cc yamaha BWS, it's got a loud muffler, i picked up a couple of cops who flashed their lights 4 houses from my house.
i was less than pleased, but i had done nothing illegal.
they cited me anyhow. the officer pointed out both my licenses are "learners"
but since it was after sundown i was on the 50 cc,(laws shift when on the low powered scooters) he asked me where my supervisor was, i pointed out that i was not subjected to that particular regulation having passed my skills test with 100 % the instructor congratulated me on a fine job. (i didn't bring that up) after being told (i had to point out and have him read the restrictions before he would believe me) that i was NOT breaking that law, he cited me for a more generic "driving contrary to restrictions" the only two restrictions on my license are numbers 10 and 44
10 Operation of MOTORCYCLE permitted between sunrise and sunset only
- passengers prohibited on MOTORCYCLE
44 No operation of motor vehicle with alcahol in body, must clearly display official new driver sign.
so, was i breaking the law? i have been on the road for 6 YEARS being pulled over numerous times for various actions and this is the first time anyone ever thought to mention i was breaking the law driving a 50cc at night?
i got pulled over the first night i was out on my scooter... the cops were just looking for a stolen one, i didn't get charged, he didn't point out that i was breaking any laws. so since then i have always assumed i was not breaking any. when i went to take my drivers liscence i had one guy yell at me because i was on the course early without a supervisor... he then learned my bike was 50cc and asked me a lot nicer to please stay off it.
he out to know the law correct? then the instructor learned i was riding without a supervisor and calmed down when he learned it was 50 cc's
the only reason i don't have a valid class 5 is when i went to alberta they took away my motorcycle liscence and said i would have to pay to get another one full price, but if i wanted to drive on my learners ... they traded me the car learners straight accross the board. over 100 people in official positions have seen me driving my scooter knowing what my liscence classifications are and NONE of them prior to now have given me a ticket for driving contrary to restrictions, OR seen fit to warn me doing so was against the law, no one who sold me the insurance, no one who sold me the bikes,
so. is there actually a law that i broke? or does the 50cc trump card take care of it?