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Motorcycle checkpoints are not fun. Cars can pass through any checkpoint without stopping but with MOC’s (Motorcycle Only Checkpoints), you are obliged to stop, get down from your vehicle and submit yourself to inspection. These checkpoints vary from state to state but here are some things to consider before riding out.
Avoid Checkpoints Entirely
One thing riders should not forget before going out is knowing the road condition ahead. This includes the weather, traffic, and checkpoint positions. Some apps provide real-time events and markers on maps whenever you’re traveling.
Most riders consult their map apps on their phone to check where are those checkpoints and find another route to avoid them. This is perfect, especially when you are not familiar with the place you’ll be riding out to. You can also consult your riding groups (if you have one) on possible areas where MOC’s are set up.
If it’s not your first time to be held up in a MOC, better remember those places and find other routes. Most likely, those places have already been staked out by your local police due to the heavy motorcycle traffic or being an accident-prone area.
Have your proper documents ready, always. This includes your driver’s license and registration of your vehicle. Make sure to have your rear lights checked and your license plate well fitted to your bike. If you can also afford, try to buy a body or a helmet cam. These things are useful and can be used as proof if anything goes awry.
Know Your Rights
Every state has its own laws with regard to motorcycle riders. You can check this link to consult what right you have per state. But do remember these if you ever get caught in a MOC:
Never ride without knowing what’s ahead, if you do not want to be held by a MOC. Remember to keep cool if you ever get stopped but always remember your rights.
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