Question About Motorcycles and Red Lights

Page 2 of Is it legal for a motorcycle to drive between car lanes at red lights to get past cars in Kentucky? I've had this happen several times recently while s... 19 comments | 823 Views | Go to page 1 →

  1. #16

    Join Date
    Dec 15
    Posts
    533

    Failure to control is an Ohio thing. It is absolutely one of the worst laws there is. You can get this charge for just about anything in Ohio if you admit you were not in total control of what your were doing with your vehicle. Seen it givin for motorcycle Rider going between two cars on Colombia parkway and one came over a little bit and it caused him to try and move over and he almost hit the other car. Officer not far behind saw this happen as did I. I worked with guy on bike. 5th degree misdemeanor.
    Advertisement

  2. #17
    00Rocket28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 03
    Location
    So woke
    Posts
    22,422

    Quote Originally Posted by #99 View Post
    I meant to say could not should. I didn't see I put the wrong word there.
    Wanton Endangerment Law and Legal Definition. ... (1) A person is guilty of wanton endangerment in the first degree when, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engages in conduct which creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person.
    Wanton Endangerment Law and Legal Definition | USLegal, Inc.
    I know of two people personally who were charged with and arrested for wanton endangerment for passing cars in between them and passing on the emergency lane. One was in a car the other was on a motorcycle. Both paid hefty fines and served some days in jail.
    Like I said, you have to have a victim for Wanton. Simply being on a motorcycle and going between cars is only endangering yourself. If there is a passenger, then possibly.

  3. #18
    BirdsJustWin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 10
    Location
    Hopefull...
    Posts
    236

    Just posted what was listed.

    Whether technically called out on the KY books or not...what I call it is a death wish!

  4. #19

    Join Date
    Dec 15
    Posts
    533

    Quote Originally Posted by 00Rocket28 View Post
    Like I said, you have to have a victim for Wanton. Simply being on a motorcycle and going between cars is only endangering yourself. If there is a passenger, then possibly.
    Just asking, does it not create a danger or even create a chance of a serious injury to someone in those cars if the guy on the bike is going between cars at a high rate of speed? It doesn't say you have to cause injury, it says you intentionally cause a situation where serious injury or death "could" result. So how do you have a victim if you created a situation where something"could" happen? Not arguing with you just asking what I think is a valid point.

  5. #20
    00Rocket28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 03
    Location
    So woke
    Posts
    22,422

    Quote Originally Posted by #99 View Post
    Just asking, does it not create a danger or even create a chance of a serious injury to someone in those cars if the guy on the bike is going between cars at a high rate of speed? It doesn't say you have to cause injury, it says you intentionally cause a situation where serious injury or death "could" result. So how do you have a victim if you created a situation where something"could" happen? Not arguing with you just asking what I think is a valid point.
    Let me clarify, you have to have a victimed identified. As in, named.

Top