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Jun 18th 2018, 08:24 PM   #1
  Jan 2016

  2016 K1300S
Risk of Posting a Violation Video?

If I post a YouTube video showing a double yellow line pass, could I get a traffic violation ticket? This is just a theoretical question.
Jun 18th 2018, 08:34 PM   #2
 Pavement Tested's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750, '17 KTM 690 Duke
If you have to ask...I think you know the answer.

However, I think the cops have enough to do that they don't really comb the internet looking for small time stuff. I feel they spend their time trying to round up the packs of idiots blocking highways and harassing people if anything at all.
Jun 18th 2018, 09:45 PM   #3
  Apr 2016

  2000 K1200LT
I mean, if they don't know it's you riding the bike, they can't really ticket you, right?
Jun 19th 2018, 06:10 AM   #4
 307T's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Washington County

Let's say you are doing something really illegal/stupid and you record and post it. Or, even worse, you do it often and post it. Perhaps you have your own YouTube channel. Then, you are involved in a serious crash or cause yourself or someone else to be injured. In the litigation that follows your insurance company, or that of another injured party, will be doing background research on you so as to mitigate potential payouts. You'd better believe that they (insurance companies and/or law enforcement) will find this stuff.

Recording your rides is fun. Sharing those adventures is cool. Riding like the law doesn't apply has been known to happen. Combining those things is not the smartest thing that you can do.

Edited by 307T on Jun 19th 2018 at 12:47 PM
Jun 19th 2018, 06:21 AM   #5
 Tripledij's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100

What would SalemCBR do?
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Jun 19th 2018, 07:57 AM   #6
 Ridemotto's Avatar
  Apr 2016

  2008 GSX R1000
That is so piddly, I seriously doubt anyone would waste their time hunting you down for that ticket, but it COULD happen.
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Jun 19th 2018, 09:55 AM   #7
  Jan 2016

  2018 Kaw Ninja H2 SX SE
Originally Posted by Tripledij

What would SalemCBR do?
Blur out your license plate...

Or cover up your plate for the video...

Jun 19th 2018, 02:43 PM   #8
 Bald Guy's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  KTM SAR Husqvarna Strada, Ural Patrol and a shit load of BN125
With the exception of Red Light, Rail Road Crossing and School Zone Speed Cameras, which must meet certain criteria, a moving violation must occur in the presence of the officer or trooper. They cannot write a citation based on a video you post online. If they could, SalemCBR and his group would be doing life based on their videos!

They might recognize you from a video you posted and watch you a bit closer, but I seriously doubt they care enough to waste their time.

That being said 307T is correct in that any evidence of hooliganism can be used against you in a civil action.

Unless you are posting videos of you stopping your bike to help little old ladies cross the street or save kittens and puppies from from a horrible death, don't post it. Just don't!
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Edited by Bald Guy on Jun 19th 2018 at 02:45 PM
Jun 19th 2018, 06:30 PM   #9
 Sentinel's Avatar
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
ask urself why you would post it?

what you trina do?

get internetfamous?

THAT always works out well.
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Jun 19th 2018, 09:55 PM   #10
  Jan 2016

  2016 K1300S
Thanks to all for your input. It was a safe pass, but what is the point of posting it?
Jun 19th 2018, 10:12 PM   #11
 MikeMikeMike's Avatar
  Feb 2016

Maybe just cut out the 3 seconds (or whatever) it took.
Jun 25th 2018, 07:58 AM   #12
 Boatdriver's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  16' Tuono Factory, 15' Kawi Concours
143 mph police chase posted to YouTube gets man 1-year motorcycle ban | Fox News
Jun 26th 2018, 05:59 PM   #13
 Bald Guy's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  KTM SAR Husqvarna Strada, Ural Patrol and a shit load of BN125
This guy's problem, other than being a knucklehead, is that his infractions were in the presence of the police. They just needed to find and identify him. The videos were used as an investigative tool. While I also would be willing to wager, he has been on their radar for a while.
Jun 26th 2018, 07:04 PM   #14
  May 2016
  The Socialist Republic of Seattle

  SV650 X 2
I know it's a little too late. If you really want to send or post videos on a public website such as youtube of yourself violating any laws do so at your own risk. I remind you of the thread a poster named Smokey McNug made awhile back.

Jun 28th 2018, 07:00 AM   #15
 SalemCBR's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Salem, Oregon

  Cbr600rr and cbr1000rr
This is SalemCBR coming to you from prison...
I have had discussions with officers. As stated before an officer needs to witness the crime unless it is an egregious act. Insurance folks after a major wreck could be the bigger issue.

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