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KTM2014
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Update from So. Oregon
Skating with the today, and going down a hill. Right? And then a cop comes around the corner, and swerves into my lane with his lights on. Apparently skating on roads are illegal in Medford. We both got tickets for some b.s. Improper position on highway. it was in a neighborhood, we were in our lanes, and he was in my lane. He messed with traffic more than we were. What do you guys think? Pay the "fine" or die fightin? any advice for fighting in court would be great. We have a coupld arguments on it now, but him being in the road won't be % 100 sure. Its just not right, and making me depressed.
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@KTM2014 If you have any family or friends that are lawyers ask them about it. They may say it's a small fine and just to pay it, but it more a matter of principle at this point. It sounds like the police officer just doesn't like longboarders/skateboarders. If there is no one on the street and you are being safe there is no reason as to why you should be ticketed. The street looks residential to be honest, which would make the whole 'improper highway position' meaningless. If that's the case then the ticket can be dismissed based on improper use of that law. If you want to PM me the location then I am sure I can look up city/state ordinances to give you a better answer, but I am not a lawyer so take that how you will...lol
I had a friend that went to Minnesota for a week and he was going to do some riding while he was there but the town he was in it was illegal to longboard anywhere at all
well then @TreyChiri I don't like the sound of that. Hope it doesn't come to that around here or I'm outta here
"make them waste thousands on chasing hundreds" fight the ticket or ask for a reprimand because you thought skating is more like a bike than a pedestrian. that improper position law seems it's for streets with a divider and heavily driven on. show the picture of the cop parked in the middle of the road and say who is the one putting others in danger? if a cop parked like that and is complaining that you aren't being safe I think he needs to take a step back and look at what he is doing
fuck him dude i know how it is i use to live in grants pass and those fascist use to harass us viciously theyd stop us on the bridge and chuck our boards in to the rogue just know unless you have a lawyer that there scared of you screwed by the way they still do boatnick every year