Finally some good news for Hoboken’s 2 wheeler bikes. The NCAA last week donated some 36 bikes to local boys and girls.
A good start was to register these bikes under the watchful eyes of police officers James & Cahill.
As we all know a bike must observe the same rules and regulations of a motor vehicle.
You don’t ride on a sidewalk. As a motor vehicle you must be registered. You must have front head lights, have horn or bell and a tail reflector. Inspection of brakes will be done at random stops –
This is a good start these bikes now have VIN numbers like a car license. Now for all the other thousand of unregistered bikes –
Notices should be posted as to where you can take your bike for registration and inspection and like a motor vehicle registration a modest fee should be charged to formulate this program.
Initial rules to start
No bikes on sidewalks – you must stop at stop signs & red lights.
In place of car safety belt – bikers must wear helmets.
You cannot drive up or down a one way street.
Grant permission to crossing guards and parking utility personnel to stop a biker when they see them violating a rule.
All Hoboken bikers should be registered therefore as when a police officer pulls over a car and asks for ID and registration you could be fined for violation of the law the revenue from this program will benefit Hoboken’s budget.
Best wishes with the program,
CCC Concerned Citizen Committee