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Subject: FW: IMPORTANT: Motorcycle Checkpoints to begin in March in GA

FYI – Important info on Georgia motorcycle checkpoints

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Checkpoints to begin in March
As many of you know, the State of Georgia received $70,000.00 from the
NSTB for Motorcycle ONLY Safety Check Points.
They will stop all Motorcycles at these Check Points.
We were informed by unnamed sources that the Check Points would start in
early March to coincide with The Daytona Bike Week Event. Most points of entry to Florida will be involved.
We are anticipating them to start March 3rd in order to take advantage
of the additional flow of Motorcycle traffic thru our State.
I was told that the officers conducting the safety check points have
been trained in what to check for so be sure you,
you paper work and your bike are in order.
We understand that this is just a way to increase revenues so do all
you can to avoid adding to the state funds.
There are many who Trailer into Georgia and ride into Florida from here.
You may wish to change your plans and trailer on through to Florida

Dan Forrest,
State Director of A.B.A.T.E. Georgia
 

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I smell an urban legend. Being a LEO, I asked around, even with Troopers and get shrugged shoulders and puzzled looks. Here in Georgia the only "paperwork" needed is a valid MC license and insurance. :confused:

I just found the mention of this on the A.B.A.T.E. (Georgia) web site at: http://www.abatega.org/urgent.htm#MOC part of the statement is true while most is obviously not. If the link does not take you directly to the article, go to the bottom of the page.
 

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I'm thinking that if they would ticket every bike with straight pipes

they'll get the revenue they need

and with a little luck keep those guys from coming back to Florida. :thumb:

Alas...that won't happen because 99% of the obnoxious loud bikes will be trailered
if they live more than an hour from Daytona
 

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Now I did find on the A.B.A.T.E. site that they mention they "heard" the checkpoints will start in March. I've been to Florida a number of times as well as gone for Bike Week. It seems most get there using I-75 and I-95 in Georgia. Do we really see checkpoints being held on the interstate in Georgia for Bike Week? ;)
 
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