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Old 02-21-2007, 10:53 AM   #11
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I agree, just like a reckless or careless driving citation.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:57 AM   #12
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Don't forget being Union-Busting right to work capitolist oppressors getting ready to do a Lee Iacoca and wrap themselves in the flag while offloading their "American Made" motorcycle manufacturing to North Korea
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:02 AM   #13
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Clement Salvadori did an article along those lines a few years back. The gist of it was that a rider with a few years and over 10k miles riding geared up and sober was so far below the radar that there was no statistical difference between cagers and motorcycles, in fact the motorcyclist was a little lower than the car owing to the fact that they were paying more attention than the average cager.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:06 AM   #14
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The Senate passed it but the House voted it down unanimously. Look on the good side. The same people severely restricted that Photocop BS.



It's moot anyhow. As a West Jordan cop told me the cops can already ticket anyone for driving inattentively. Another stupid law won't change anything.



BTW, unless the legislature completely bans drive-thrus at the fast food places what's the point?
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:08 AM   #15
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Who in North Korea can even afford a sack of potatoes, much less a Harley?



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Old 02-21-2007, 11:15 AM   #16
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I am a very high time pilot, going on about 40 years of daily riding. I recently dropped my ZX12r on Mulholland when a woman wearing scrubs, talking on a cell phone, pulled out of a driveway and stopped her car crossways across both lanes, in the middle of a tight curve.There were some wet leaves on the road which I hit while braking to avoid this moron. When I woke up, pushed the bike out of traffic, I saw the woman get out of her car, call 911 on the cell, then split. This is becoming a routine daily occurrance. Talking on cells while driving should be a moving violation. Leaving the scene of a collision after calling 911 should also be an infraction. There, I've said me piece.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:18 AM   #17
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We all have witnessed examples of "extreme multi-tasking". A few months ago I wondered why an enormous SUV wandered over into my lane several times.



It took several incredulous looks for me to realize the driver was:



1. Talking on her cell phone.

2. Was struggling with keeping a bowl wedged between her paunch and the steering wheel.

3. Was eating cereal with a spoon- with milk, of course- from said bowl.



We were traveling at well north of 65mph at the time.



Not that I blame her, of course. I blame the cereal industry. She was just trying to finish her breakfast before the stuff went soggy. Don't you hate it when you cause a 15 car pileup AND your Cap'n F'in Crunch is soggy?





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Old 02-21-2007, 11:25 AM   #18
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I saw a guy reading a frigging newspaper propped up on his steering wheel. It didn't quite cover the windshield. He was driving north on I5 in fast moving dense traffic.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:30 AM   #19
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Good call.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:31 AM   #20
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What did you say? I wasn't paying attention.
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