As from the 1st January next year, all bikers with bikes over 125cc will have to wear clothing with a high visibility device. Here's what the decree says:
However, the requirement that drivers of vehicles with two or three-wheel motor with a cylinder capacity exceeding 125 cm ³ or power above 15 kW / h to wear a reflective device is applicable as of 1 January 2013 .
Here's the decree number!
Decree No. 2012-3 of 3 January 2012 for various road safety measures NOR: IOCA1126729D
Does this mean the wearing of a high vis jacket or just a reflective patch on the back of your lid?
Can you imagine it? Also coming in this Spring, you will have to carry a personal breathaliser kit with you at all times! How long before they make us carry a red triangle as car drivers have to, or even a spare wheel! Don't laugh, it is being considered by those shiny arsed beauracrats in Brussels.
The reason that car drivers pull out in front of bikes is that they are not looking, if they can't see my headlight (which is always on - I can't swith it off) they'll not see me if I'm wearing a dayglo orange one piece!
It won't be long before the anti-filtering ban affect us, then I'll have to move to a 'free' country & get out of this communist country. The laws here are becoming increasingly aggressive towards bikers, perhaps it needs an aggressive approach by us all to try to change this. If you here of any protest rides in your areas, let us all know.
Love to hear your views on this & the more ears there are out there the better we're informed.