How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Ely Your Own Question
Ely
Ely, Attorney
Category: Traffic Law
Satisfied Customers: 558
Experience:  Private practice
7286322
Type Your Traffic Law Question Here...
Ely is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I know it's illegal, but what exactly would the typical and

Customer Question

I know it's illegal, but what exactly would the typical and maximum penalty be for riding an bicycle on a outdoor biking trail.
I am specifically talking about in Fremont, Santa Clara, Mountain View, and Palo Alto region state parks where "no motorized vehicle" is posted but regular biking is allowed. I am referring to a low speed electric bicycle. I am curious about all aspects of the penalty - monetary amount, points on drivers license, and how serious of a crime it is (citation vs misdemeanor). Moreover - what would be the penalty if one did it and caught caught repeatedly?
Submitted: 2 years ago via Cornell Legal Info Institute.
Category: Traffic Law
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I missed a word - the first sentence should read "I know it's illegal, but what exactly would the typical and maximum penalty be for riding an ELECTRIC bicycle on a outdoor biking trail.".
Expert:  Attorney2 replied 2 years ago.

Each area has their own traffic laws. So are you asking for Palo Alto? The trail should actually have signage that states the law you would be violating if you are in a motorized vehicle in a non-mototirzed area. What do the signs state?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
They simply state "Bike Path - No Motorized Vehicles"
Expert:  Attorney2 replied 2 years ago.

And this is in Palo Alto and you have received no citations?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am asking for the four regions I listed above, and I have received no citations. I am asking in advance.
Expert:  Attorney2 replied 2 years ago.

My apologies. I thought you were asking about a specific area in reference to a sign posted in that area. Let me opt out for another attorney to assist you. Please do not respond as that will delay another attorney providing an answer. Thank you for using JA!