and the price of gas
So my dear internets I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how expensive gas is, y’all know. Now due to the price lots of people have switched to riding motorcycles, which is working well for them here these days as we have no rain to worry about. Oh did I mention that motorcycles are cheaper than cars or trucks and AND the insurance on them is way cheaper too.
No I have not gone out and gotten a bike, although no, no, but I have been seeing women
riding driving them and they seem very pleased. Oh I know some of y’all are hard fast believers that it’s a man’s vehicle, but I’m one of those people that believe If a man can do it, So can a woman. That’s not to say I that I think they should. Hey don’t shoot me. I think that there are some things that men can do easier, maybe even better, because they are physically built for it and likewise for women.
But back to the motorcycles, when an accident happens with a bike, it is serious even little spills can be very serious. That is why riders should wear helmets. Helmets keep the brains off the pavement. NO! I am not gonna get in a helmets / no helmets argument with y’all, it’s my opinion and as I guess I have to remind y’all…This here is Paradise Valley and WE are the Queen and we may speak as we please, without any
back talk comments.
Why am I posting about this, I’m sure you are wondering…Well let me show you (I know blurry, but we were all going about 55 MPH)
See, the driver has no helmet the rider has no helmet, heck she is even wearing a skirt. Which truthfully is what caught my eye the other day anyway. LOL No her skirt didn’t go flying up, that would have been funny (for moi). But No NO NO -- it was the little thing she had between her legs that upset me. Oh here is a cropped in view.
Can y’all, my dear internets, see that? The little bare knee sticking up, the hand gripped onto the driver’s black leather vest.
Is this legal?
Prior to September 1, 2009 there was no minimum age, height or weight requirement. HB537 passed in the 81st Legislative Session and it requires a passenger be at least five years old. No changes were made to helmet requirements: if under 21 years old a passenger must still wear a helmet, if over 21 years old a passenger can ride without a helmet if the driver meets the helmet exemption requirements.
For more information on passengers, visit: Texas Transportation Code and read Chapter 545 Section 416.
For more information on the helmet law and exemptions, visit: Texas Transportaion Code and read Chapter 661 Section 003.
Yes I was horrified! Yes the child appeared to have a helmet on…
But it sure looked like a Bicycle helmet and NOT a motorcycle helmet to me. And just an FYI you can only have 1 passenger legally on a motorcycle
Oh well, I guess children are replaceable. Right?