Motorcycle Stunt Driving may soon be a crime in Missouri

Jefferson City Criminal Lawyer

Representative Jeff Roorda, A Democrat from the St. Louis area is back again with a bill to protect us from ourselves. His House Bill 1332 creates the crime of Motorcycle Stunt Driving.

Most new criminal laws are unnecessary and this one is especially so. But considering all the possible crimes we could commit, how cool would it be to have a conviction for Motorcycle Stunt Driving? To quote Will Smith’s character in the movie Independence Day: “I have got to get me one of these!”

To get one, you have to complete one or more of the following “dangerous stunts” while riding a motorcycle on a public road (presumably in front of a police officer):

  1. Standing on the seat, frame, or handlebars;
  2. Performing handstands on the seat, frame, or handlebars;
  3. Operating a motorcycle on one tire;
  4. Removing both hands from the handlebars

It’s kind of like taking your driver’s test, except there is no requirement that you do it very well.  (Keep in mind–however–it could be embarrassing to get a conviction for attempted Motorcycle Stunt Driving). Afterwards, you pay your fine and tell everyone you know that you have a conviction for motorcycle stunt driving.

You could become famous. There are web sites on how to break into the Hollywood Movie Stunt business.

If you’re really ambitious, move to Hollywood. When the movie producer wants to know your motorcycle stunt driving experience, you can whip out a certified copy and tell him, “Experience, hell, I’ve got a conviction.”

Even if you don’t want to get into the movies, a conviction for motorcycle stunt driving can only bolster your image. Everybody knows the ladies go for the bad boys. If you already have tattoos, then this is the next step. If you don’t have one, get your conviction record tattooed on your chest!

Come back with a warrant

2 thoughts on “Motorcycle Stunt Driving may soon be a crime in Missouri

  1. Kiwi says:

    How do you feel about having someone pull in front of your car on Highway 44, stand up on the frame of his motorcycle, and pop a really high wheelie, while going about 60?

    It scared the hell out of me, I can tell you. I’m really glad that my husband and I were close to our exit and could get off the road fast, before they had time to do more than two stunts.

    I don’t mind people killing themselves on a racetrack, but doing this stuff on a public highway where they could go out of control and kill innocent drivers is just too much.

  2. […] And since I’m making a Christmas list, I’d like to put in a good word for the revival of Representative Jeff Roorda’s 2006 & 2007 legislation that would have made “Motorcycle Stunt Driving” a crime. You can read about it in this post. […]

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