Jump to content

tod701

Members
  • Content count

    5,172
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    2

tod701 last won the day on October 8 2009

tod701 had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

1,389 Excellent

About tod701

  • Rank
    Get Help Now

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Denmark
  • Interests
    ORV advocate

Recent Profile Visitors

1,846 profile views
  1. tod701

    Capitol Forest Trail Destruction

    The on-the-ground folks seem to see things differently than leadership and many are very supportive. Maybe because they know that many of their jobs depend on the funding we bring. The last time the NOVA funds were stolen it cost the DNR the equivelent of 35+ full time employees. All from the recreation side of the house.
  2. tod701

    Capitol Forest Trail Destruction

    Back when Sutherland was the Commissioner we used to chat frequently. Maybe that made me an automatic enemy for the next two Commissioners?
  3. tod701

    Capitol Forest Trail Destruction

    Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands. hilary.franz@dnr.wa.gov Let me know if you get a reply, she has never answered any of my emails or letters.
  4. tod701

    plated bike orv tabs in Washington

    For now, they good bigger fish to fry - income tax, carbon tax, toll roads, etc. As they work their way down the list they'll get to us too. We are just not at the top of the priority list yet.
  5. tod701

    plated bike orv tabs in Washington

    If I was a dealership I would be very hesitant to cut corners on the inspection due to liability exposure. If someone splats themselves out on a converted bike and the lawyers jump on board looking someone to blame not being able to demonstrate that the conversion inspection met the letter of the law would leave the dealership very exposed.
  6. tod701

    plated bike orv tabs in Washington

    They don't have to prove damages or quantify the issue. There are plenty of members of the Legislature that don't like dirt bikes or motorcyclists in general. Just look at them blocking the motorcycle sharing parking spot legislation this year and the slow speed lane sharing last year. If one of them gets spooled up over the concept that the non-WSP inspections are following the legal requirements it would not be difficult to garner support for revoking the law.
  7. tod701

    plated bike orv tabs in Washington

    The DOT marking is only a component level approval. It does not mean that as installed it meets the requirements of the law. It is the legal requirement of the inspecting entity to now how to find compliance. Not knowing how or not having the appropriate tools to find compliance are not a legally valid reasons to justify falsifying compliance documents.
  8. tod701

    plated bike orv tabs in Washington

    Problem is people are signing off on a form that says the bike complies with the law, not it's spirit.
  9. tod701

    plated bike orv tabs in Washington

    Because I would hate to see us losing the opportunity to plate our bikes because of repeated and blatant ignoring of the law. There are members of the Legislature that would love to grab that excuse and run with it.
  10. tod701

    plated bike orv tabs in Washington

    By standing 'x' feet away.
  11. tod701

    plated bike orv tabs in Washington

    The check list is just that, a check list. It does not define the specifics of the requirements. They do sign a statement that the bike complies with applicable State laws. If they sign off and do not verify that the bike complies with the requirements specified in RCW46.61.705(2) isn't that fraud pursuant RCW46.16A.435(3)(a)? http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=46.61.705 http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=46.16A.435
  12. tod701

    plated bike orv tabs in Washington

    While nobody likes a hall monitor, this is the deal we cut to get plates. We would have not gotten anywhere if we asserted that current laws that apply to all other motor vehicles were too "overly anal" for our liking.
  13. tod701

    plated bike orv tabs in Washington

    While in is not rocket surgery, it does take some effort to meet the legal requirements. Let’s take brakes for an example. It would be interesting to learn how to find compliance with RCW46.37.527, RCW46.37.528 and RCW46.37.529 in under five minutes. http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=46.37.527 http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=46.37.528 http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=46.37.529
  14. tod701

    plated bike orv tabs in Washington

    In 5 minutes I am guessing that they didn't actually check whether or not the brakes and lights actually complied with the law.
  15. tod701

    plated bike orv tabs in Washington

    Thank goodness that has not happened (and legally it should not). I deal with FAA stuff at work and would dread the added complexity of federal DoT drama.
×