Q&A - Motorcycle Seating Requirements
Just reading up on the new impoundment rules and was looking for something that shows me how the law is applied as far as "improper seating". Is this applicable to motorcycles only? If so, I must presume that it's intent is to diminish some of the "stunting" I've witnessed.
My concern is this, as a veteran motorcyclist, i know of few instances where one would not sit on the seat while operating a motorcycle. One being riding at walking speed, the other, when riding over an obstacle or bump.
As a young rider, i was taught that we "ride" a bike, not "drive " it, and that, like a horse, the four stability points are the feet and hands, with the seat being " floating" as necessary.
I am hoping that a law has not been passed,where a legitimate riding technique, can be punishable, due to a misunderstanding of the intent by an overzealous individual.
Could you please advise?