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    Kurlon is right...all off road vehicles in MA technically need a registration in MA...this was a revision of ohv laws a few years ago...they just can't enforce it

    In CA it's the same...revenue generation plus liability release

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    Re: Dirt Bikes Seized by Boston Police

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    Kurlon is right...all off road vehicles in MA technically need a registration in MA...this was a revision of ohv laws a few years ago...they just can't enforce it

    In CA it's the same...revenue generation plus liability release
    hopefully has an exemption for vehicles over 10 years old or something?

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    Re: Dirt Bikes Seized by Boston Police

    Quote Originally Posted by Ductard View Post
    hopefully has an exemption for vehicles over 10 years old or something?
    You're kidding, right?

    Last I recall, no exemptions.

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    Re: Dirt Bikes Seized by Boston Police

    Quote Originally Posted by Ductard View Post
    That's pretty normal. If you read the proposed Boston Regs, it refers to the various state laws that deal with the same issues - and even says something to the effect of "this is the same as these state laws, except where we're stricter, in that case the City Ordinance's stricter provision applies."

    The duplication can serve several purposes:
    1. Can make the law stricter or more clearly defined.
    2. Can simply reinforce that something is illegal (to both aid in enforcement and so the politician can say to the complaining parties that they've done something about it).
    3. Can remain in effect if the state law is repealed.
    4. More paperwork = bureaucrat JOB SECURITY!

    ...to name a few...


    Not sure I agree with that, but in spirit it sounds like the activities they are targeting need to stop, they just have a solution that seems unacceptably far from perfect.
    I guess I see your first points about the city duplicating the statements, it just seems crazy to me when it's already a law that can already be enforced. I think there are larger fish to fry than reinventing the wheel and rewording existing legislature. But that leads directly into point 4 that you made.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Off-Highway Vehicles and Snowmobiles

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    Q: Am I required to register my off-highway vehicle or snowmobile?

    A: State law requires the registration of any off-highway vehicle or snowmobile in accordance with the provisions of the law (Chapter90B).
    specifically, chapter 90b: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/Gener...r90B/Section22

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    Re: Dirt Bikes Seized by Boston Police

    Color me crazy, but I still see nothing that covers vehicles stored in a fully enclosed building. Every source I've looked at covered "operating" a rec vehicle (state law) or unregistered vehicles stored in site of the public (city ordinances, usually limited to one). That FAQ you posted is vague, and says "in accordance with MA 90B" - which says "operated"

    Not trying to split hairs, but that's a far cry from the "even register a bare frame" that Kurlon said, although he's usually pretty spot on with things.

    The big thing I see is there's no "public land" vs. private land distinction. I suspect that is the change that was made years ago.

    If I'm correct, it would also mean that my race bikes are legal, because I only ride them in NH (loudon) and NY (NYST)

    Any of you that have been to Palmer, however, are criminals of the worst kind :

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    arghh...you're going to make me look it up??

    when I get home I'll find it...I did re-read 90b and it didn't have what I'm looking for

    IIRC this enclosed area thing is a different thing from the registration requirements that had been updated a few years back

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    oh man this is blowin up, haha

    my friend just got back from Boston, passing through Dorchester and saw a group of wheelie boyz doing 12 o' clock riding on dirt bikes/quads

    was following @jetz_gtb on instagram and realized he was a boston stunter too

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    Re: Dirt Bikes Seized by Boston Police

    Not only Boston. I was in Baltimore last week and saw a big group of ORV's flying down the street, at night, no lights.

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    Re: Dirt Bikes Seized by Boston Police

    Saw this in willimantic, ct the other day too.

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    #bikelife

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    Re: Dirt Bikes Seized by Boston Police

    Quote Originally Posted by Falko View Post
    Not only Boston. I was in Baltimore last week and saw a big group of ORV's flying down the street, at night, no lights.
    I happen to love Charm City and spend a bit of time there. There's a few different dirt bike "gangs" going around, some of them are pretty crazy. The Illegal Dirt Bike Gangs of Baltimore | VICE | United States

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    I thought baltimore were the OG bikelife stunners?

    http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/...ight=baltimore

    I still remember doing in in Worcester w' an NESR member during the summer nationals...the local kids loved us, everyone else were confused why the yellow bike sounded like a bumblebee haha

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    Re: Dirt Bikes Seized by Boston Police

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    I thought baltimore were the OG bikelife stunners?

    http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/...ight=baltimore

    I still remember doing in in Worcester w' an NESR member during the summer nationals...the local kids loved us, everyone else were confused why the yellow bike sounded like a bumblebee haha
    my experience with summer nats was people screaming at me to burn the $200 rear tire off my RC51 for their amusement

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    Re: Dirt Bikes Seized by Boston Police

    I was that person.

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    Saw about 6 on Kneeland street last week, dirt bikes, no plates, maybe 3 helmets, the rest with heads wrapped in scarves to hide their faces.

    It made me long for the good old days of the BPD TPF. These jackasses need a whoopin

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    Re: Dirt Bikes Seized by Boston Police

    They used all the power....down near the Fields Corner T station.

    BPD Seize Several Illegal Dirt Bikes in Dorchester:

    At about 10:20am, on Friday, October 23, 2015, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) accompanied members of the Boston Fire Department to investigate a strong odor of gasoline emanating from a residential property located at 157 Adams Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers were able to trace the smell of gasoline to the rear of the location. A search of the rear of the property enabled officers to locate six dirt bikes and one four wheel motor bike. Several of the bikes appeared to be in some state of disrepair. When officers attempted to locate the owners of the dirt bikes, no persons on the property claimed ownership of the bikes. In light of the aforementioned, the bikes were towed from the property and impounded. Officers have received numerous complaints from community members relative to bike thefts, as well as, the recklessly dangerous manner in which many of them are operated on our city streets.

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    Re: Dirt Bikes Seized by Boston Police

    This just happened and has generated controversy because Maryland State Police decided to make no response.



    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...the-wrong-way/

    large group of people on motorcycles and dirt bikes slowed traffic Sunday afternoon on the Capital Beltway, stopping to do wheelies in the middle of the lanes, and, in some instances, zooming in the wrong direction on the highway.

    Video that appears to be recorded from a vehicle on the Beltway shows the motorcycles bringing southbound Beltway traffic in Prince George’s County to a near-standstill at about 2:15 p.m. Sunday.

    L. Young, a Maryland State Police dispatcher, said the department fielded “thousands” of calls from motorists about it, with some callers reporting about 200 motorcycles on the roadway.

    Officials took no enforcement action, according to Maryland State Police.

    People also witnessed motorcycles, dirt bikes and ATVs in D.C. and Virginia later in the afternoon.

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    Re: Dirt Bikes Seized by Boston Police

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    This just happened and has generated controversy because Maryland State Police decided to make no response.



    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...the-wrong-way/
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    Re: Dirt Bikes Seized by Boston Police

    No state police response.

    Kudos to the cops for doing the smart thing, and not the "might as well use all the swat gear, since we have it" thing.

    It is, after all, traffic...

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    Re: Dirt Bikes Seized by Boston Police

    Quote Originally Posted by Imbeek View Post
    No state police response.

    Kudos to the cops for doing the smart thing, and not the "might as well use all the swat gear, since we have it" thing.

    It is, after all, traffic...
    So the only possible responses are nothing or SWAT?

    How about simple arrest for driving to endanger along with an outstanding warrant check and confiscation of any illegal substances or property?

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    Looks as if some of the cars were in on the hijinks as well.

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    Re: Dirt Bikes Seized by Boston Police

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    So the only possible responses are nothing or SWAT?

    How about simple arrest for driving to endanger along with an outstanding warrant check and confiscation of any illegal substances or property?
    Have you seen other clips of what happens when they opt for the "simple arrest" strategy? Nothing. No way to stop them without hitting them.

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    Re: Dirt Bikes Seized by Boston Police

    At least they have this video, so they can make arrests based on the license plates of all these legally registered motorcycles.

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