Danes face having their motorbike confiscated for ‘i…January 27, 2022
FOR quite a few the definition of crazy is continue to believing in unicorns, the Easter bunny, flat earth, or that Donald Trump’s hair is his personal. In Denmark while, heading out for a ride on a weekend could have you currently being branded as crazy, and it could conclude up with your bike being confiscated.
The policies initially came into pressure in March 2021, and in a nutshell, permit the police and authorities to implement significantly stricter penalties for what is considered to be risky and illegal riding or driving. That even operates proper the way up to the motor vehicle becoming seized by the authorities – no matter of regardless of whether they are the registered keeper of it!
The scheme is not just aimed at people of the Nordic splendor location, individuals travelling in and by way of the country are also liable. FEMA (Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations) experiences that any one touring in or as a result of, holidaying, or on enterprise in Denmark, working with two wheels or 4 is liable to be strike with the very same penalties. That would imply need to you be riding via Denmark on a employed Harley-Davidson for occasion, and your driving is considered to be perilous, you are going to possible be liable for the decline of the bike really should it get confiscated.
Oh, and the confiscation doesn’t imply you will be having a vacation to the pound, shelling out your fines, on the lookout apologetic, and obtaining the bicycle back again. The seized devices are despatched off and marketed at auction to the highest bidder!
The procedure looks to be operating also, as FEMA experiences that Danish rozzers are now confiscating about 3 vehicles a working day. In the first six months after the new principles came into force, the law enforcement seized a total of 510 vehicles, although 623 prices have been filed in 586 situations involving crazy driving.
The moral of the tale: If you are organizing to ride in Denmark as soon as limits make it possible – get your time, or you are going to be going for walks back again to the airport!