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  • in reply to: Proposed Ohio Law Would Change Rules For Passing Bicyclists #542666

    paktinat
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    I’d assume the burden of proof would be on the person who went through the light and got caught.

    Take an instance in my personal history for example:
    The light sensors at 3rd and olentangy river rd do not detect bicycles very well.
    Late one cold December evening many years ago I waited on my bicycle through 2 cycles of the walk symbol trying to cross olentangy rd west bound on 3rd, but the signal for north/south traffic remained green even though there were no vehicles. You can see the N/S pedestrian walk symbols go from walk, to flashing don’t walk, to solid don’t walk, back to walk all while the N/S traffic lights stay green.
    Obviously the magnetic detector was not sensing my bicycle and therefore the signal was malfunctioning.
    I decided to proceed, because of the malfunction and it being ever so cold.
    A police officer puled me over not a minute later and issued me a ticket for running a red light. Despite the fact that I had stopped completely and for some time; all which the officer said to me he saw, he was completely in the legal right to cite me.

    As the law stands now(and then), I had no legal recourse in showing the light failed to detect me and therefore was malfunctioning. With these changes in the law I would have a venue to argue that due to the malfunction I should not be cited for proceeding through the intersection.

    Further more this section does not only apply to bicycles instead to any vehicle as defined under the ORC; so I dont see how this would become the run-red-light-on-a-bicycle bill.

    in reply to: Proposed Ohio Law Would Change Rules For Passing Bicyclists #542662

    paktinat
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    bucki12 said:
    The other issue is that most marked single lane roads have double yellow no passing lines marked in them. They would need to be breached for the 3ft rule. Would those be disregarded in cases of passing bicycles?

    Already addressed in ORC §4511.31:
    You may cross double yellow lines if the vehicle you are passing is going less than half the speed of the posted speed limit.

    pez said:
    Is the safe passing the distance to the side of the bike, in front when merging back over, or both? Also, I would like to see motorcycles included in the intersection rule change when they are not detected by the sensors.

    Just to the left.
    Also the intersection rule would apply to any vehicles where the signal is “malfunctioning, including the failure of a vehicle detector to detect the vehicle”

    in reply to: The Marketplace Fairness Act #541805

    paktinat
    Member

    Can someone explain this to me?
    It was my understanding that sales tax was a vehicle for jurisdictions to recoup the costs of services businesses use in their dealings with the public.

    Things like infrastructure and protective services are not used by internet sales so why are we collecting money for the transaction?

    in reply to: Boston Marathon Bombing #539937

    paktinat
    Member

    Jeff Zucker really did a good job of redefining news. Single source of information? Report it; no time for confirmation!

    There is conflicting information as to whether someone has been arrested in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. A federal law enforcement source told CNN’s Fran Townsend that someone was arrested. But later, two senior administration officials and another federal official told Townsend that there had been a misunderstanding among officials and that no one has been arrested. Investigators in Washington and Boston denied Wednesday that an arrest had been made in the bombing of the Boston Marathon. They had earlier said there was “substantial” progress in the case.

    in reply to: Columbus vinyl/record supplies? #537722

    paktinat
    Member

    chaptal said:
    Columbus Vintage Fountain Pen and Repair, at 3481 N High St. (High and North Broadway) may sell record sleeves too.

    I have bought paper inners here before. they had a selection; the standard paper sleeves as well as the nicer plastic coated ones too.

    in reply to: House of Cards #532885

    paktinat
    Member

    How many apple products can we fit in one scene?

    in reply to: What video games are you currently playing? #408217

    paktinat
    Member

    Thanks for the 3ds tip.
    I just ordered a XL on a whim when newegg had them for 170. Haven’t picked up any games for it yet though, so I’ll order this one.

    in reply to: Arch City Tavern #533741

    paktinat
    Member

    I think it is where Havana used to be? I could be wrong.

    in reply to: Rogue ex-cop targeting LAPD #533631

    paktinat
    Member

    Coremodels said:
    So the latest is, his arsenal includes a .50 caliber rifle and an sa-7 launcher.

    Holy shit.

    What is more disturbing, that a random dude has gotten his hands of a surface to air missile launcher or that the LAPD had one laying around to steal?

    If I were a large black man who owned a grey pickup in LA I would not be driving anywhere anytime soon. Or if I was an elderly asian woman with a pickup too, apparently.

    in reply to: Rogue ex-cop targeting LAPD #533621

    paktinat
    Member

    Coremodels said:

    LAPD officers guarding a target named in the manifesto shot and wounded two women in suburban Torrance who were in a pickup truck delivering newspapers. Investigators said Maggie Carranza, 47, and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, were in a Toyota Tundra, similar to Dorner’s Nissan Titan. Carranza had minor hand injuries. Hernandez was hospitalized with a gunshot wound in the back. A lawyer said they had no warning.

    Minutes later, Torrance officers responding to a report of gunshots encountered a dark pickup matching the description of Dorner’s, police said. A collision occurred and the officers fired on the pickup. The unidentified driver was not hit and it turned out not to be the suspect vehicle, they said.

    w…t…f.

    WTF indeed.

    This isn’t even the same model truck it is just a blue pickup
    It seems like the LAPD is making every attempt to kill him instead of capturing.

    in reply to: Post a Funny Photo / GIF / Video / Etc #232142

    paktinat
    Member

    in reply to: House of Cards #532867

    paktinat
    Member

    I just finished the original british series about a month ago and it was amazing.

    If this show is half as good as the original it will be cause enough for me to join netflix again.

    in reply to: PERSIA BLUES – my graphic novel featuring Columbus and OSU #523368

    paktinat
    Member

    Nice! I’m in, hope you guys meet the funding.

    in reply to: FORKLIFT CERTIFICATION COMING TO COLUMBUS #521180

    paktinat
    Member

    in reply to: bike repair station #519787

    paktinat
    Member

    paktinat said:

    the crew I saw installing this had moved up the street and looked like they were getting ready to install one at the 17th & high shelter too.

    And there is another at the 17th and high shelter too. looks like the pump only had a schrader valve chuck.
    I would say that if every ‘shelter’ had this is would be great for the bicycle friendly ‘image’ the project claimed to portray.
    Does anyone know if these were part of the initial cost of the project? Any other spottings?

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