ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

are motorcycles illegal

Updated on September 30, 2008
 

Are motorcycles illegal?

Today motorcycles are legal, meaning one may ride, or be conveyed on, his or her licensed motor driven bike on public streets and highways and not have to be concerned about getting "written up" for a violation.

However, that may soon change. Complaints about motorcycle noise are on the rise. Motorists and pedestrians alike are complaining more and more about motorcycles not being required and regulated by law to comply with noise polluting regulations comparable to those of automobiles.

Complaints of non-muffled motorcycle noise being the direct causes of accidents have been reported by motorists as they drove their automobile on public highways and literally lost control of their senses when one or more loud noise blasting motorcycles darted by them producing such blatant noise that it literally caused them to careen off the highway. A recent annual motorcycle parade, that continued non-stop for the greater part of a morning, containing hundreds of non-muffled bikes, on a mission of sorts, came roaring along a local state highway disturbing the peace so severely with blaring, bellowing, and loud popping noises, that some residents chose to leave and distance themselves from their roadside homes rather than be forced to tolerate "such a loud invasive nuisance". A mandatory law for motorcycles to be equipped with conventional "motor noise reducing" muffler systems, is likely to be passed by lawmakers soon.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • pylos26 profile imageAUTHOR

      pylos26 

      8 years ago from America

      good point kevin...

    • profile image

      Kevin 

      8 years ago

      The catch 22 is, without emitting noise, motorcyclists are more likely to be hit by drivers who don't expect a motorcycle due to their limited visibility.

    • pylos26 profile imageAUTHOR

      pylos26 

      9 years ago from America

      Dude...operating a motor vehicle without a muffler when passing another vehicle is not unlike crapping on the recepient you're passing...you are piling a heap of unsuitable blarring noise on another whether that person wants it ot not. Try thinking of it as no protection for the "unwanting" from extreme motor noise pollution.

    • Paraglider profile image

      Dave McClure 

      10 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

      Well, I'd have banned the cars, as a better solution! Dubai was 'home' for a few years but now Qatar. Next year, who knows...

    • profile image

      pylos26 

      10 years ago

      hey paraglider

      your country's ( assuming your country is Dubai) answers would surely solve the problem. actually i have nothing against bikes, just their frickin noise. thanks for your attention and comments.

    • Paraglider profile image

      Dave McClure 

      10 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

      Not comparing like with like, but in Dubai the traffic authorities answer to cyclists (pedal cyclists) being hit by lunatic drivers was - ban the cyclists.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)