License Plates for Bicycles Sought by NJ Lawmaker

UPDATE (01/13/11): Big Gov’t Bureaucrat Back Pedals on Bike Bill

"Can I see your license and registration, please?"

"Can I see your license and registration, please?"

A New Jersey democrat is using her political muscle to force citizens across the state to register their bicycles with the Division of Motor Vehicles. The ridiculous maneuver would help the state offset its $10 billion budget deficit by enforcing a $10 per license plate fee and fines up to $100 for those, including children, caught riding unregistered bikes.

Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker (D-Essex) said balancing the state’s budget isn’t her motivation for the outlandish proposal; it’s protecting senior citizens from getting run over by kids on bikes.

Affixing license plates to every bicycle in the state would help these vulnerable senior citizens identify and rattle off the license plate numbers from the kids’ bikes to the police, ensuring the rascals are brought to justice, says Tucker.

Tucker’s proposal has been met with opposition by a diverse group of interests including bicyclists, environmentalists, business owners and even her own colleagues in the State House.

“That’s an outrage, for sure,” said Paige Hiemier, vice-president of the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition. “Basically, it’s outrageous for a number of reasons, and most of them are: Who is the legislation aimed at? Who’s going to administer it? How are they going to pay for it? Who’s going to stop the bicyclists and check their registration?”

Send Tucker an email reminding her not to make the same mistake twice: AswTucker@njleg.org

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12 responses to “License Plates for Bicycles Sought by NJ Lawmaker

  1. Liberals (tree-hugging, car-hating bicyclists) getting screwed by liberals. I love it. Oh, and Paige Hiemier….are you so stupid you can’t figure out that your liberal, tree-hugging, car-hating bicyclist friends (and the parents of young kids) are gonna pay for it? And as to your question about who is going to stop the bicyclists and check their registration? The answer is simple: Your liberal “friends” will require the creation of a new bicycle registration enforcement division within all levels of police in the state. Of course, in order to pay for *that*, you and your liberal, tree-hugging, car-hating bicyclist friends are gonna pay even more!! :-)

  2. Just when we are trying our best to encourage more bicycle riders to get away from ‘OIL based’ transportation, here comes this public servant(YES PUBLIC SERVANT) who thinks she is better than the average citizen.

  3. I agree with Tucker we build special bike lanes, they ride on the streets, Let the riders help pay for their free ride.

    • That is so sad. I’m going to post this on my facebook page. It needs to be seen! I have lots of firdnes who text and drive and I get so mad at them. Keep your eyes on the road!I came over from bloggy moms. congrats on the new diggs.

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  7. “A New Jersey democrat is using her political muscle to force citizens across the state to register their bicycles with the Division of Motor Vehicles”
    since when do bikes have motors?

  8. This is a wonderful idea. I have proposed it for Washington state. But it should be at least $50.00. Why? because they are closing streets to cars and redisigning other streets and intersections to deter cars and increase bicycle traffic. MILLIONS of dollars are being spent for bicycles. Millions of dollars that have been paid by AUTOMOBILE licensing..highway fees…transportation dollars..road construction dollars. And they are all being spent to make more roads and more freindly roads for a segment of the ROAD users that does not pay into the system.

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