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Old 09-07-2005, 02:48 AM   #1
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First Post! Woo Hoo!
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Old 09-07-2005, 02:49 AM   #2
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first post! now I will actually read the post.
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Old 09-07-2005, 02:49 AM   #3
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foiled again. O.K make that second post!
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Old 09-07-2005, 02:50 AM   #4
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First post! A conservative attitude is definitely a safety plus but since when were motorcycles conservative? We'll always have the problem of speed killing peple who were attracted to the sport because of the speed! Sad but true.
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Old 09-07-2005, 02:52 AM   #5
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That's two first posters beating me to first post while was actually typing MY first post. There's just too many people out there with not enough to do. Get out and ride your bikes or something.
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Old 09-07-2005, 03:36 AM   #6
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First Post! I am so cool!
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Old 09-07-2005, 03:37 AM   #7
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Is Speeding the leading cause of accidents, or is it the failure to stop (or avoid)?



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Old 09-07-2005, 04:23 AM   #8
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"One of the leading causes of motorcycle injuries and deaths is speeding."



Several years ago, while pulling up to a stop light at about 15mph, I hit a puddle of diesel fuel and fell down. The cop that investigated the accident cited the cause as "excessive speed for conditions". So I don't believe those "speed kills" snippets. They are grossly contaminated.



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Old 09-07-2005, 04:25 AM   #9
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I always observe the speed limits. I ride down I-15 and say to myself "Look at that 65mph speed limit sign. Isn't that nice?"



Last weekend they had those new big programmable displays on I-15 and I-80 all saying "DUI laws enforced". I said to my wife, "Look at that. And here I thought that they were going to ignore DUI laws on Labor Day weekend."



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Hutch, do they actually have people with actual M/C riding experience give the safety lectures, or is it still usually some brown bar who has bever ridden one?



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Old 09-07-2005, 04:30 AM   #10
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USAF is doing a great job trying to keep young motorcyclists from killing themselves, especially duing the "101 Critical Days of Summer."



Did you see the following:



[i] In a bold move to try to curb motorcycle accidents and to identify Airmen at higher risk for mishaps, Pacific Air Forces officials have implemented several programs command wide, including a restrictive motorcycle policy intended to bring safety to the forefront for every rider in the command.



The need for senior leader involvement to ensure the programÂ’s success is critical, said Master Sgt. Todd Parish, superintendent of plans and programs for PACAFÂ’s ground safety office.



"Commanders must make safety a priority to their younger Airmen," Sergeant Parish said.



The motorcycle policy the command instituted puts heavy emphasis on training and safety awareness as well as limiting those less experienced riders to vehicles more appropriate for their skill level.



For example, the policy restricts new motorcycle riders to driving machines that are under 600 cc, and they are not allowed to carry passengers for one year. This limits the amount of power at the hands of inexperienced riders and gives them time to develop the skills needed to operate safely.



One of the more successful safety programs adopted by PACAF has been the motorcycle mentorship program Sergeant Parish said.



The mentorship program puts experienced riders in a unit with less experienced riders to help them learn the proper skills necessary to ride safely.



"We implemented the mentorship program at Misawa (Air Base, Japan) over a year ago, and they have had no accidents since itÂ’s been in place," he said. The Air Base had averaged at least two motorcycle accidents per year for the five years prior to implementing the mentorship program.

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