Friday, March 09, 2007

Iowa Bill

Apparently there's someone in the Iowa legislature who doesn't ride a bike himself, but he's out to save the rest of us from our own stupidity. Honestly, I haven't seen one of those florescent bike flags since the 1970's! I'm kinda fond of retro stuff, but not THAT retro stuff. The flags were annoyingly noisy, and the poles offered an impalement hazard in a crash.

The rest of the bill is equally obnoxious. It deserves a quick death.

More at:

http://www.bikeiowa.com/asp/hotnews/newsdisplay.asp?NewsID=2033

This bill requires a person to wear reflective clothing and
carry personal identification while riding a bicycle on a
street or highway. In addition, the bicycle must be equipped
with a six=by=nine=inch fluorescent orange safety flag
displayed at least 60 inches above the ground. A violation of
bicycle safety provisions is punishable by a scheduled fine of
$15.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Paul Tay said...

Aaaaw, what of it? This reminds me of a Nazi law requiring Jews to wear the Star of David on their person.

6:45 AM  
Blogger Iowa Bicycle said...

The bill is already dead.

10:45 PM  

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