- Nov 29, 2006
- Dallas, TX
- F150, CJ7, Mustang GT, Tenere, Griso, GL1000
http://www.cbs6albany.com/articles/license-1283235-plate-albany.htmlBills would require license plate for all bikes, annual registration
ALBANY -- It?s like your car?s license plate, but for your bike.
Two bills recently introduced in the state Assembly would require that all bikes in the state be registered each year and sport a license plate.
Assemblyman Michael DenDekker introduced the measures.
The first applies to personal bicycles. The license plate would cost $25 for the first year and $5 each year after.
The second bill would require a $50 license plate fee for commercial bikes. It would also require casualty insurance.
All bikes would have to pass a safety inspection -- including lamp and equipment requirements -- to get the license.
Anyone under 18 would have a special mark on their plate.
If passed, DenDekker estimated the state would bring in more than $1.8 million in the first year and $375,000 each following year.
An interesting development from New York. I'm all for it. If cyclists want full rights as road users, having them pay a modest registration fee seems quite reasonable as the rest of us have to do it.