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Old 03-20-2006, 05:44 AM   #1
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What the ****ens!? First post!
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Old 03-20-2006, 05:55 AM   #2
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These newspaper articles never mention these events are based around massive amounts of drinking.
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Old 03-20-2006, 06:52 AM   #3
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Very true. It's something I usually bring up, but now I don't have to.



No matter where you are, drinking seems to be the leading cause of or contributor to bike accidents. That's not to say they were at Bike Week, but I'd be surprised if they didn't have something to do with most of the single bike and bike-to-bike accidents.
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:14 AM   #4
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This statement from the story seems to say a lot.



"Indeed. Since the law requiring motorcycle riders in Florida to wear protective helmets was repealed in 2000, there has been a stunning 81 percent increase in biker deaths. Most of the Bike Week victims were not wearing helmets. Hospitals have complained that many injured riders have disregarded the state requirement that unhelmeted riders have $10,000 in personal injury protection, which wouldn't pay for much care anyway. So those who require care for serious head injuries get it at others' expense."



Mix the above with booze and you have an environment ripe for MC DOA's.
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:20 AM   #5
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Without massive amounts of drinking, there aren't massive profits. These people talk out of two sides of their face. If they want to stop the carnage, then cancel Bike Week and Biketoberfest too. See how THAT sits with the local businesses. I'm sure they are all on board to do anything it takes even if only one life is saved. I know I am.
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:21 AM   #6
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I wouldn't trust their 'stunning' statistics any farther than I could throw their statistician. You are right about the booze though.
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Old 03-20-2006, 08:32 AM   #7
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Perspective: 1/2 million visitors and 20 deaths. Any death is sad but when you consider the total head count it's a remarkably low number of live lost. I more curious about the number of motorcycle involve accidents or arrest for DUI.
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Old 03-20-2006, 08:36 AM   #8
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Default Re: Once Again With a Timeless Motorcycling Issue.

The highly regarded individuals killed may have been part time riders. BTW, does this mean the other deaths were individuals not highly regarded?



Lawrence Grodsky, in his Safety Column in a recent issue of Rider mentioned five rider characteristics that reduce risk of an accident. One of them was, if you can't ride at least 3000 miles a year to take up another hobby.
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Old 03-20-2006, 08:42 AM   #9
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Exactly! Most likely you have a combination of effects, limited riding experience, consumption of alcohol and no helmet. Which factor do you pick for the cause of the death?



The byline could just as well read; "Bias in Media Reporting Promotes Political Agenda"
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Old 03-20-2006, 08:56 AM   #10
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I just save my own life by not going. You not allowed to go either!
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