I'm from Germany, short summary of this video:Berlin police confiscates fixies because they classify their brakelessness to be dangerous for pedestrians and more. They call it "danger defense".Problem of this campaign: There are no periods of grave for the fixies, they are confiscated that moment, the police controls em. No time to "upgrade" them with brakes to show them to police or else. Lawyers consider this as disproportional and probably illegitimate. And to make an example of this is not allowed in Germany. Current status: A douzen fixies are kept proudly by the police in Berlin. (No similar info elsewhere to be heard). Controls are to be extended.Best regards from Munich - almost a fixie-paradise.Tom
Thanks for the translation help, Tom.
Oh, I wrote grave - I meant grace. :)
Again news: The police is planning to scrap all confiscated fixies in public.There the heck do we live?! Russia?!Link: http://www.rad-spannerei.de/blog/2009/05/13/will-polizei-konfiszierte-fixies-verschrotten/
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