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post #1 of 8 Old 12-28-2011, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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New Law Punishes Drivers Who Endanger Motorcyclists

On December 1st, the North Carolina Motorcycle Safety Act went into effect. The new law aims to protect motorcyclists across the state from unsafe movements by other vehicles on the roadway. Now, drivers who make unsafe movements around a motorcycle which force it to unsafely change lanes or run off the road will be fined $200. If the unsafe movements result in a accident or personal injury of the motorcyclist, the driver will be fined $500.

The full text of the law can be viewed here.

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions...PDF/H113v1.pdf

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very nice!!! Hope it comes down here to SC!

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It's a step in the right direction, but will be pretty hard to enforce. Will it only be applicable if an officer is present, or can the number plate be recorded and passed onto police for investigation?

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...Will it only be applicable if an officer is present, or can the number plate be recorded and passed onto police for investigation?
I suppose it could be as it would be evidence to a crime.

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It would be better if they had to pay the fine to the rider!

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For real Kurt, but I guess it's heading in the right direction.

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It would be better if they had to pay the fine to the rider!

Would beat having a 2nd job.

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its nice and its very good step for the right direction.

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