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Old 07-19-2006, 12:39 AM   #1
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I up for something more extreme. Vehicular assault charges or something.



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Old 07-19-2006, 02:29 AM   #2
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WTF?



When a biker gets killed by a cager not yielding, the cager 'can' get their license revoked or suspended?



Wow, that should really put the fear of god into every cager Â… I bet theyÂ’re really going to look out for motorcyclists now.

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Old 07-19-2006, 04:46 AM   #3
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It's about TIME!!



[b]Here in Mesa Arizona they have a 3 foot law for bicyclists where you can't legaly come closer then 3 feet. However, there is no such law for motorcyclist and I have looked back to see cars behind me with their bumper almost touching my back tire!!



Hope this law get's passed in all 50 states!!
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:54 AM   #4
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I'm just glad they included the phonetic spelling of that politician's name or I would have never made it through the article.
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:32 AM   #5
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Default Re: Tougher Law Sought for Those Who Don't Yeild to Bikers.

Much as I hate the cagers who act irresponsibly I'm also sure that yet another law will have no effect. It's already illegal to do these things. And if you take someone's license they just drive anyhow.



The sorts of people who do these irresponsible and dangerous things don't consider the consequences of their actions in the first place. Stiffer penalties will do nothing to curtail their behavior. Especially since the police only show up to clean up the mess. I suppose that there might be some sort of emotional payoff for seeing a wrongdoer punished. Won't help the dead/injured biker, though.



I think that public awareness campaigns are more effective. After all it was the crying Native American ads that really put a bite in the littering problem back in the 60's, not increased penalties. Laws and fines have less effect since there aren't that many policemen around to enforce them.

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Old 07-19-2006, 05:55 AM   #6
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It will not matter. As long as the general perception of riders is we are just getting what we deserve, no one is really going to create, enforce, or abide by laws protecting us. We are still seen by the majority as functionally retarded thrill junkies, and that perception will taint the creation of enforcement of laws such as this. Me, I just try to do the majority of my riding at a time and place where my interaction with cars is reduced.
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:12 AM   #7
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That's the single biggest benefit to Harley's being so sought after by Joe and Janey mid-life crisis...When half the "regular" folks are on or know someone who has a bike they might dig their heads a little further out of their butts once in a while when they're driving and take a gander at what's going on around them.





Well, that and all that oil leaking out and keeping the dust down in the summer........
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:23 AM   #8
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I agree 100%. It will be just another law ignored and the cage driver can always defend herself with "I just didn't see him!"

It be great to reserve billboards for displaying "A$$hole of the Week" photos.
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:24 AM   #9
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I miss that dude.
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:33 AM   #10
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Nice, so you ride when there are no or few cars around? Like when? 4 AM on Sunday morning? You have got to be kidding, might as well go buy a Prius and sell your obviously unused motorcycles! Anyhow, it is ride you bike to work day, did you? I did...
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