Sports Outside the Beltway

Roethlisberger Fined for Motorcycling Without a License

Ben Roethlisberger apparently did not have a license to operate the motorcycle he crashed last week.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be cited for not wearing a helmet and not having a motorcycle license for a traffic accident last week in which he collided with a car, police said Monday. Roethlisberger and the driver of the car he crashed into on June 12 both had the green light, but the driver of the vehicle will be cited for failing to yield when she made a left turn in front of him, police said.

Only licensed motorcyclists can ride without a helmet in Pennsylvania.

Roethlisberger was traveling at the speed limit a posted 35 mph zone, but he braked and hit the car at a slower speed, police officer Dan Connolly said Monday. There were no mechanical problems with Roethlisberger’s Suzuki Hayabusa or the woman’s Chrysler New Yorker, he said.

Roethlisberger and the woman will be sent summary citations. Fines and costs for Roethlisberger’s citations are $388.

This just adds to the “not too smart” list for Roethlisberger’s accident. No that $388 will be a major burden for Big Ben.

Brandon adds: Apparantly, his fine will be higher than the person who was at fault, who they did not specify the citation amount, but the fine for her offense is typically just over $100. So to review: Big Ben gets fined more money than the person at fault for his stupidity.

Related Stories:
Recent Stories:

Comments are Closed


Visitors Since Feb. 4, 2003

All original content copyright 2003-2008 by OTB Media. All rights reserved.