Originally Posted by garage monster
I just checked the section of the vehicle code here in Oregon. Brake lights are allowed to flash intermittently on motorcycles only as long as they do not over ride turn signal function and must be red in color. They are not allowed to flash on any other motor vehicle.
I can only attest to my locality, but here in Indianapolis, the city buses have the flashing/stop signals on the back side of them. Good enough for buses, good enough for Motorcycles, IMHO, here anyways. It may vary from State to State..
This points directly to what I was trying to express.
I did not go through every state code for motorcycles. But on another forum NY (I believe or somewhere in the northeast) a rider stated that at the DMV either for inspection/registration when asked to tap the brake if flashers were activated the bike would not pass. So some were recommending the install of an extra toggle to mute the flash. If that is actually the case for the DMV it stands to reason that the particular state has law enforcement knowlegable of violation.
Or if someone was bringing/purchasing a mod bike into a non mod approved state then what??? Or simply how would it affect someone just riding through the state.
Back in the '80's my wife and I rode to KC Royals stadium (my first bike). Left the motel next morning to ride a couple doors down to breakfast. Cop was in the parking lot of the diner and made it quite clear that I was in a helmet law state. 'Well Officer our helmets are in our room back at the hotel'
. You see we had not checked out as yet. "Well then go get them"
As I was about to get back on the bike he said probably not his exact words "you don't want to do that"
. I got the message and jogged back to the room while my wife waited on the bike until I got back. No autographs were exchanged and the conversation after that was mild and about our visit.
I bennifited big time always wore a helmet since then