VII: What is the penalty for riding your bike under the influence of alcohol?
I will turn 21 soon, and I am going to join a bike crew. We’re gonna hit up a couple bars. I hang out with hipsters, they all do it, but I didn’t want to drink and ride my bike until 21. What is the legal limit to ride your bike, and if you go over this limit, what will do? And I mean bicycles, you know, the ones you pedal.
Answers and Views:
Answer by phil n
please don’t contemplate drinking any alcohol before cycling
it’s not safe at any amount
the penalty will be running into a light pole.
have fun 🙂Answer by crazydave
Technically, you could be charged with DWI just as if you were driving a car. A cyclist is considered a vehicle under the traffic law and is subject to the same rights and resposibilities as an automobile driver.
But the real cost will be not having control of your bike, swerving out into traffic while you ride and getting hit by a car.
If you go out to celebrate, call a cab.Answer by Grillparzer
The penalties for riding while intoxicated are the exact same as driving while intoxicated. Because the laws are automobile centric in nature, you can and will have your drivers license suspended if you are arrested for riding a bicycle while intoxicated. I admit I tried it once and once was enough. Even a couple of beers had a detrimental effect on balance, then include the degraded judgment caused by the alcohol, and I decided it wasn’t worth repeating.Answer by wle Å†│ã∩╬α ░░▒▓▓▒░░
wle.Answer by Carl_the_Truth
What’s a ” hipster ” ??? You can get a DUI, or something close to it. Drunk in pubic at the least. If it’s .08 or higher in California, you will be arrested and jailed for at least 6 hours or more.Answer by ryan
First, Phil is a pansy. Don’t listen to him. Drinking and riding is tons of fun. Try it at night with no hands. If you even think about wearing a helmet, you should probably just kill yourself. The main obstacle you’ll have to worry about is zombies.Answer by McG
Phil is probably sane, and stays on the safe side.
Carl is showing his age.
ryan is a nut.
See what happens when you ask about something redicules here? The ones that are telling you about the same laws as any other vehicle are correct.
That won’t stop you will it?
Then there is always RIP MJ’s light pole.
That is better than being hit by a truck as you weave trying to keep your balance.Answer by Mattman
It’s allot harder to ride a bike than drive a car. You will have trouble keeping balance. The chances are might get hit by a car. Police sees you swerving back and forth on road most likely to pull you over.Answer by Bob A
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate your 21st birthday. A lifelong injury, a DUI, lose drivers license, high insurance rats until you are 25 years old, that is if you make it that long.
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