|08-11-2008, 12:16 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Anyone know what is "proper eyewear" in NYC?
I recently got pulled over and given a ticket in NYC for not wearing the "proper eyewear" while riding my motorcycle. I was wearing my Oakley "A Wire" sunglasses which I've been wearing for the past 2 years. I was wearing my DOT approved half-helmet (no face shield). When I told the cop I had never heard of that he told me that I either need to wear goggles or have a face shield on my helmet.
Does anyone know what the exact law is for eyewear in NYC? Can I fight this or should I just pay the $30? The thing is I don't want a face shield and I'm not fond of goggles. I recently bought a pair of Oakley "Flak Jacket" sunglasses which are great when I ride. Am I going to have to be afraid I'm going to get a ticket everytime I see a cop now?
If any here know the actual law, I'd really appreciate your help.
|08-11-2008, 10:42 AM||#2|
Master At Arms
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Westchester County, NY
Says needs to be approved by the commissioner, whatever that means. I wear a $5 pair of glasses I got on the sidewalk in NYC too.
|09-04-2008, 10:58 PM||#4|
Wrench. Ride. Repeat.
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: New York
NYC is tough, and you'll have a HARD time winning. Ask anyone.
As far as the glasses, they have to be DOT approved. Just do what everyone else does; have the goggles on top of your helmet, and when he pulls you over, pull 'em down.