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Displaying items by tag: British Columbia - Belt Drive Betty, serving the Canadian Motorcycle Community since 2003! - Belt Drive Betty, serving the Canadian Motorcycle Community since 2003! https://beltdrivebetty.com Fri, 26 May 2017 22:33:34 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Lawyers, advocates sound-off on Vancouver police, loud-motorcycle busts https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5554-lawyers-advocates-sound-off-on-vancouver-police-loud-motorcycle-busts https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5554-lawyers-advocates-sound-off-on-vancouver-police-loud-motorcycle-busts

news feeds icon 150Vancouver police officers who depend on their ears alone to bust noisy motorcyclists may find themselves spinning their wheels in court, B.C. lawyers and advocates say.

The force is using a five-year-old B.C. Supreme Court decision as justification for allowing officers to measure the sound generated by motorcycle engines and exhausts without relying on a decibel meter, according to a media release Thursday. READ ON

  • Law & Politics
  • British Columbia
  • Noise Bylaws
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    News Feeds Fri, 26 May 2017 09:51:45 +0000
    Vancouver police warning motorcyclists can be fined for excessive noise https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5548-vancouver-police-warning-motorcyclists-can-be-fined-for-excessive-noise https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5548-vancouver-police-warning-motorcyclists-can-be-fined-for-excessive-noise

    Motorcycles on the road.The warm weather means more motorcycles will be on the road but Vancouver police are issuing their yearly warning about excessive noise.

    Police say noise from motorcycles is a common complaint and are reminding bikers they could be fined if officers think it’s too loud. READ ON

    • Law & Politics
    • Noise Bylaws
    • British Columbia
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      News Feeds Thu, 25 May 2017 13:24:42 +0000
      Motorcycle vs. pedestrian https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5532-motorcycle-vs-pedestrian https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5532-motorcycle-vs-pedestrian

      West KelownaParamedics rushed to the scene of a collision involving a motorcycle and pedestrian on Sunday.

      The incident happened about 1:30 p.m. on Highway 97 and Butt road. READ ON

       

      • Rider Down
      • British Columbia
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        News Feeds Mon, 22 May 2017 13:11:46 +0000
        Driver gets jail for running police motorcycle off road https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5501-driver-gets-jail-for-running-police-motorcycle-off-road https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5501-driver-gets-jail-for-running-police-motorcycle-off-road

        courtA man who drove at an estimated 200 kilometres an hour while racing away from a police road block and ran a West Vancouver motorcycle officer off the road will spend 79 more days in jail as part of a six-month sentence.

        Judge Doug Moss handed the jail term to Gary Singh Kang, 21, on Monday in North Vancouver provincial court after Kang pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing bodily harm on the evening of July 27, 2016. READ ON

        • British Columbia
        • Rider Down
        • Law & Politics
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          News Feeds Wed, 17 May 2017 12:11:06 +0000
          Hells Angels arrested on Vancouver Island in limousine with loaded gun and drugs https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5486-hells-angels-arrested-on-vancouver-island-in-limousine-with-loaded-gun-and-drugs https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5486-hells-angels-arrested-on-vancouver-island-in-limousine-with-loaded-gun-and-drugs

          traffic stop A traffic stop on Vancouver Island over the weekend led to the arrest of six Hells Angels and the seizure of a firearm and drugs.

          West Shore RCMP said in a news release that officers pulled over a limousine on Highway 1 in Langford Sunday. READ ON

          • British Columbia
          • Law & Politics
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            News Feeds Fri, 12 May 2017 20:09:41 +0000
            Dawson Creek RCMP advise road users to watch out for motorcyclists https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5470-dawson-creek-rcmp-advise-road-users-to-watch-out-for-motorcyclists https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5470-dawson-creek-rcmp-advise-road-users-to-watch-out-for-motorcyclists

            collisionDAWSON CREEK, B.C. — The Dawson Creek RCMP are reminding drivers to be on the lookout for motorcycles with the arrival of Spring.

            Cst. Jaime Ekkel with the Dawson Creek RCMP says that motorcycle fatalities continue to be a serious concern in B.C. READ ON

            • British Columbia
            • Motorcycle Safety & Training
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              News Feeds Tue, 09 May 2017 19:25:40 +0000
              Motorcycle, bus collide https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5466-motorcycle-bus-collide https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5466-motorcycle-bus-collide

              city busPolice have provided more details on a collision between a city bus and motorcycle Sunday night.

              The male rider was sent to hospital with injuries after the collision at the intersection of Springfield Road and Hollywood Road South. READ ON

              • British Columbia
              • Rider Down
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                News Feeds Mon, 08 May 2017 17:01:23 +0000
                Revelstoke couple tours the world via motorcycle https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5464-revelstoke-couple-tours-the-world-via-motorcycle https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5464-revelstoke-couple-tours-the-world-via-motorcycle

                Dave Sears and Heather LeaDespite the challenges of nearly two years on the road on a worldwide motorcycle tour, a B.C. couple is closer than ever.

                Heather Lea, a freelance writer, and Dave Sears, a skilled contractor, launched their trip from Revelstoke, B.C. in the fall of 2015, after selling their houses, vehicles and paying off their loans. READ ON

                • British Columbia
                • Travel
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                  News Feeds Sun, 07 May 2017 16:28:37 +0000
                  Girl power: Female motorcyclists take to the roads https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5461-girl-power-female-motorcyclists-take-to-the-roads https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5461-girl-power-female-motorcyclists-take-to-the-roads

                  Becky Goebel pops a wheelie on her vintage bike. (Jessika Hunter)It's International Female Ride Day today and women around the world are getting behind the throttle and revving those engines.  

                  Right now, only one in eight motorcyclists in B.C. is a woman, but they are the fastest growing demographic of riders in the province. READ ON

                  • British Columbia
                  • Women Riders
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                    News Feeds Sat, 06 May 2017 17:50:11 +0000
                    Motorcycle accident claims life of man from Coaldale https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5457-motorcycle-accident-claims-life-of-man-from-coaldale https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5457-motorcycle-accident-claims-life-of-man-from-coaldale

                    Motorcycle injuries go upLast year, 330 people were injured in 440 motorcycle crashes in B.C.'s Southern Interior.

                    Those numbers are coming from ICBC as it enters its Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May, and as weather starts to clear up, paving the way for riders to hit the road. READ ON

                    • Motorcycle Safety & Training
                    • British Columbia
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                      News Feeds Tue, 02 May 2017 11:32:45 +0000