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Come to a STOP sign & stop but keep your feet on the pegs? Back in high school (long ago) we always tried to keep our feet on the pegs when we stopped. Just for fun. We got good at it. Well a friend did that & got a ticket. He told the cop he stopped but the cop said "No you didn't, you didn't put a foot down." But I stopped! "Boy I can double the cost if you keep talking!" After that whenever we were all in a car & stopped at that location we opened all the doors, put a foot on the road, then continued on. Just for laughs. Sometimes I still stop feet up but I watch for cops when I do. Anyone else been ticketed for this? Curious if it's common or just in my little one horse home town.
 

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I've not got a ticket but been told by a cop to aways put one foot down. Seems about as stupid as it gets if the wheels are not turning and they think you are not stopped unless a foot is down. I get it though. They are watching from a distance so the only way they know fore sure if you came to a full stop is seeing a foot down. If a rolling stop were legal there would be no need for this stupid requirement.
 

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When I went for my bike licence in 1972, the licencing officers would stand out the front of the Transport Dept office and tell you to go to the end of the street, turn left three times and then turn right when coming back to the office. Basically just an around the block test.

At the end of the street was a stop sign. When I got back to the office the licencing officer told me that I had failed.

I'm like: WHAT?

He said that I didn't stop at the stop sign. I did, but it was a brief stop and check before turning left.

I protested that I had stopped and he said: Do it again.

So I dutifully ride down the street, stop at the stop sign and stall the bike. It takes me about two minutes to get the sucker started. When I finally arrived back at the office, the licencing officer gave me a 'are you a smartarse?' kind of look, thinking that I stayed at the stop sign on purpose.

I just looked at him as innocently as I could (and being 17, that wasn't hard) and said that I had stalled the bike, wondering if that was going to fail me.

After looking at me for a minute he said: Ok, come inside.

He then wrote out my licence.
 

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I got a ticket late one night for running a red light. Except that it was an unresponsive light that did not change for over two minutes which, under State law, may be treated as a stop sign -- you wait, no change, you go ahead cautiously. I took the ticket to the Magistrate the next morning, and when I began describing what had happened, she said, " Let me guess, this was Officer Jones, and it was at the intersection of Wilson and the Bypass? Okay, case dismissed. Sorry for your inconvenience."
 

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Except that it was an unresponsive light that did not change for over two minutes which, under State law, may be treated as a stop sign -- you wait, no change, you go ahead cautiously.
No laws like that in Oz. I knew the local stop lights that took forever and a day to change, so I would put my scoot on the side stand, walk across the street and hit the pedestrian button - Voile! Changed in a minute.
 

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Stopping without a foot down is a skill taught by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. It's a useful balance exercise. That ticket should be fought in court.
This is NOT how we taught. We taught that if you do not put a foot down you could be considered not stopping and putting your feet down is a clear indication you HAVE stopped with no questions.

Me personally, I can not stop and balance that well, although I do know many that can. I think it is stupid, at least in this area, some people stop at 40 mph, worrying about a motorcycle and no feet down, when there are much larger violators out there.
 

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Come to a STOP sign & stop but keep your feet on the pegs? Back in high school (long ago) we always tried to keep our feet on the pegs when we stopped. Just for fun. We got good at it. Well a friend did that & got a ticket. He told the cop he stopped but the cop said "No you didn't, you didn't put a foot down." But I stopped! "Boy I can double the cost if you keep talking!" After that whenever we were all in a car & stopped at that location we opened all the doors, put a foot on the road, then continued on. Just for laughs. Sometimes I still stop feet up but I watch for cops when I do. Anyone else been ticketed for this? Curious if it's common or just in my little one horse home town.
I have gotten a warning for not putting a foot down. The cop insisted I did not come to a complete stop. I didn't argue. I sometimes don't put a foot down if no one else is around. You know the saying: "no cop, no stop"
 

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My Deputy Friend and I used to park, perfectly VISIBLE at usually 4 way STOP signs and the amount of Drivers that technically RAN them was amazing! This was in Southern California where the "California Stop" was invented: 'Approach the intersection @ 5 MPH or so, look all around, and proceed through the intersection without actually stopping!:eek:

:devil: Of course everyone we pulled over LIED and said they "Stopped for sure," until they were told that their 'STOP' was recorded and then the brain dead started to 'stutter' and accepted their fate and the Citation.

STOP: " to arrest the progress or motion of : cause to halt IE; Complete lack of motion."

Sam:cool:
 

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Stopping without a foot down is a skill taught by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. It's a useful balance exercise. That ticket should be fought in court.
No, we don't. We teach a ""pause and go", where you all but stop, not putting your feet down ( pause), ease out the clutch, and go. Yes, it's like a California stop, but its proper use is yields, stop-and-go traffic, and timing lights to hit the green while still moving.
 

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No laws like that in Oz. I knew the local stop lights that took forever and a day to change, so I would put my scoot on the side stand, walk across the street and hit the pedestrian button - Voile! Changed in a minute.
That happen to a group of riders here in the US and a Cop pulled them over saying that button was for pedestrians only. The funny thing is a week earlier they got pulled over for running the Stop light that had been Red for minutes, that Cop said why didn't you push the button LOL.
 

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No, we don't. We teach a ""pause and go", where you all but stop, not putting your feet down ( pause), ease out the clutch, and go. Yes, it's like a California stop, but its proper use is yields, stop-and-go traffic, and timing lights to hit the green while still moving.
I’m surprised you are teaching a rolling stop. Seems like you are making it easy to contest a citation in court then. A rolling stop is not legal in this state and many others.
 

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No, we don't. We teach a ""pause and go", where you all but stop, not putting your feet down ( pause), ease out the clutch, and go. Yes, it's like a California stop, but its proper use is yields, stop-and-go traffic, and timing lights to hit the green while still moving.
Sorry, that could have been better explained in the course I took.
 

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This is one more thing I don't have to worry about on my Spyder since with 3 wheels I never have to put my foot down at a stop. No tickets so far.
 
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The floor is lava.

I usually amuse myself in traffic by seeing how long I can go with out putting a foot down. Good balance practice and passes the time. I havent been questioned once about it in spite of doing it right in front of a partol car. That said, it is likely much easier for them to just use the foot as a clear indicator than to watch your back tire.
 

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Interesting, never thought about it until now... In my 40-yrs of riding, I get pulled over 2-3x a year. And I've never gotten a ticket for anything! But I've gotten plenty in car to make up for that!

One time at traffic school, cop teaching it told us they look for head-bob as sign driver came to complete stop. So now I just automatically bob my head at stops regardless if I came to complete stop or not. On bike, I just put foot down and "walk" it a step, not put any weight on it and not really stopping either. :)
 

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I’m surprised you are teaching a rolling stop. Seems like you are making it easy to contest a citation in court then. A rolling stop is not legal in this state and many others.
Yields, stop-and-go traffic, timing the light so you hit it green. No mention of a rolling stop. Does it happen in real life? Yep.;)
The best way to communicate to other road users that you're really going to stop is to put your foot down.(y)
 
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