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Old 04-11-2002, 04:35 AM   #21
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Default Re: House passes Motorcycle Safety Bill

The California Motorcyclist Safety Program is a statewide program established

in 1985 when AB 412 (Assemblywoman Doris Allen) was signed into law.

The program's general purpose is to enhance motorcycle safety in California

through training and public education. Specifically, the program's goals are to:



(1) improve motorcycle rider training courses;

(2) expand course availability;

(3) provide financial and other types of assistance to training sites;

(4) promote training courses in a motivational manner;

(5) promote increased awareness of motorcyclists in the general driving public; and

(6) conduct research necessary to document and improve the program's effectiveness.



Motorcyle accidents have decline by 73 percent since the program was started!



Anything to help the general driving population to "SEE" or be aware of a motorcyle

is going to help.



Point you web prowser to : www.cmsp.org or msf-usa.org/pages/MAIN1.html

for info on the California Motorcycle Training or Motorcycle Safety Foundation



If you would like to order public awareness

material call: CMSP (650)232-5400



PS: There is no data that proves "loud pipes save lives"
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Old 04-11-2002, 06:37 AM   #22
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Default Re: House passes Motorcycle Safety Bill

Even if this resolution were to have an effect... we only get a stinkin' MONTH of safety?!? (And, I might add, only in one state.)



At least now I can relax while riding around in CA in May 2002, knowing that nobody's going to change lanes into me, pull out of a driveway into me, or turn left in front of me. Thanks House!
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Old 04-11-2002, 06:39 AM   #23
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Right on. Or, more appropriately, Ride on.
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Old 04-11-2002, 07:42 AM   #24
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Default Hell yeah!

I couldn't agree more.
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Old 04-11-2002, 07:46 AM   #25
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Default Hell No!

We need some legislation with some teeth, like making the " I didn't see the motorcycle when I ran into it" excuse invalid in court.
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Old 04-11-2002, 07:57 AM   #26
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I'll tell ya what I'd like to see: some sort of fund established for the prosecution of negligent drivers. The "I didn't see him" defense may get someone out of criminal liability, but that doesn't mean you can't go after them for civil damages (recall that OJ lost millions in the wrongful death civil suit brought by Ron Brown, even though he didn't go to jail). It's impractical for most people to spend the money to bring suit against these people, but if the AMA were to foot the bill out of membership dues, we might really have something. Let the cagers know that if the law won't protect us, we'll use the courts to do it ourselves...
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Old 04-11-2002, 09:39 AM   #27
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Good for you, Bryan - I like the message and convictions (of course, it too was critical of others...!) I hope you become an active member of the MO posting community.
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Old 04-11-2002, 09:44 AM   #28
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I just try to stay out of cars' and SUVs' blindspots--and I NEVER ride with traffic--I'm either passing them or letting them pass. I'm not going to stay cruising in one spot like a sitting duck waiting for the next Suburban, Expedition, or 4-runner to take me out. And if I see someone's putting on makeup, talking on a cel, or some other distracting activity while driving--I just HONK my Air horn--it's funny to see them jump in their seat!



I'm such a ****
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Old 04-11-2002, 09:45 AM   #29
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Okay, you guys have valid points. So does Bryan!! Get it? Good - now let's get back to motorcycles.
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Old 04-11-2002, 10:02 AM   #30
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You're not a ****, you're a concerned citizen performing a public service.
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