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Old 04-30-2007, 08:08 AM   #1
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:10 AM   #2
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1,000 pound motorcycles? Huh...
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:11 AM   #3
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:21 AM   #4
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Default yeah ... bikers get what they deserve

So if law enforcement officers acknowledge that cars are cutting off bikers why don't we have public awareness campaigns or procecution of drivers who cause accidents ? Because John Q. Public still thinks that we shouldn't be on the streets in the first place.



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Old 04-30-2007, 08:47 AM   #5
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Default Re: yeah ... bikers get what they deserve

While I agree with you, more and more of the cops that I know ride moto and are sympathetic to the cause. So, we just need a way to get more people out of there excursions and onto the seat of a fine motoscoot....hmmm....



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Old 04-30-2007, 08:49 AM   #6
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Default And Yet...

...the article is still titled "Motorcycle Dangers."





Farkin' morons.
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:20 AM   #7
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Default Re: Illinois State Trooper Says Car Drivers Are To Blame.

"tap your horn or your brights if you have too.."



Horn, yes. Brights, no. I don't know about out West, but in the Northeast, flicking your brights means "go ahead."
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:52 AM   #8
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I see Illinois is at the cutting edge of Motorcycle Safety: "wear a helmet and have a working headlight"......sound advice from you're local law enforcment officials !



He's of course right though, I'm done with the black leather/dark clothes thing. I wear bright riding gear w/reflective surfaces on for my commute, it's just not worth the risk anymore to look cool. I'd rather be shade your eyes bright that everyone in the car sees.

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Old 04-30-2007, 09:54 AM   #9
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Default And Now, For Something Completely Different

Here's an article that appeared in this Sunday's Orlando Sentinel:



http://www.orlandosentinel.com/orl-m...,5450882.story



This was the Sunday front-page article, with a banner headline. The salient points seem to be:



"And contrary to the notion that careless automobile drivers cause most accidents involving motorcycles, last year's deadly crashes were caused by the bikers themselves more than two-thirds of the time."



64 of the dead were sport-bike riders; 55 rode some other form of motorcycle.



Eight in 10 riders who died did not have insurance.



70 percent were at fault.



41 percent were not wearing helmets; Florida has no mandatory helmet law for riders older than 21.



A quarter of them did not have a license to drive a motorcycle in Florida.



At least one in five was drunk or under the influence of drugs, according to autopsy reports after the crashes.





So much for "situational awareness," beeping horns, and making eye contact. Sure, the cagers kill or maim a lot of us, but the Sentinel says we're doing a fine job of killing ourselves. I have no way of knowing how valid their statistics are, but my anecdotal knowledge from decades of riding bears out the conclusion.

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Old 04-30-2007, 09:54 AM   #10
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Default And Now, For Something Completely Different

Here's an article that appeared in this Sunday's Orlando Sentinel:



http://www.orlandosentinel.com/orl-m...,5450882.story



This was the Sunday front-page article, with a banner headline. The salient points seem to be:



"And contrary to the notion that careless automobile drivers cause most accidents involving motorcycles, last year's deadly crashes were caused by the bikers themselves more than two-thirds of the time."



64 of the dead were sport-bike riders; 55 rode some other form of motorcycle.



Eight in 10 riders who died did not have insurance.



70 percent were at fault.



41 percent were not wearing helmets; Florida has no mandatory helmet law for riders older than 21.



A quarter of them did not have a license to drive a motorcycle in Florida.



At least one in five was drunk or under the influence of drugs, according to autopsy reports after the crashes.





So much for "situational awareness," beeping horns, and making eye contact. Sure, the cagers kill or maim a lot of us, but the Sentinel says we're doing a fine job of killing ourselves. I have no way of knowing how valid their statistics are, but my anecdotal knowledge from decades of riding bears out the conclusion.

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