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Old 10-13-2009, 02:15 PM   #1
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:19 PM   #2
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Motorcycling sure has been fun hasn't it? Better enjoy it while you can.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:22 PM   #3
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You want safety, you are going to get safety! Motorcycling will be so damned safe, i'm just going to hit Cuddy's house to drink and forget about motorcycles altogether.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:30 PM   #4
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Here's a preview of the findings:
1- our motorcycle licensing and training process is dreadful.
2- there is no public awareness of the total number of licensed riders for any state in TV public service ads.
3- At-fault accidents in better than 70% of claims are the fault of the other party not the rider.
4- Distracted driver's are the most common reason for accidents between autos and motorcyles.

What will change? Your insurance rates. For better or worse? Worse- I predict. Even though it will be obvious that auto driver's and their inability to maintain control of their vehicles are the root cause of the majority of auto/motorcycle accidents it's the motorcyclist that will get screwed.
The best we can expect is funding for PSAs that are as brutal as the ones they use in Great Britain. What should they do? On road motorcycle skills test (once again- like Great Britain) and manditory MSF courses before you get your M class endorsement.
It's great that we are recognized enough to let the University collect tax payer funds to produce the study, but in the end it will only raise our rates. Soon, all bikes will cost more to insure than automobiles. Swell, can't wait.
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:34 PM   #5
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I guess Ace is joining us at Cuddy's to get shytfaced too. Anyone else in?
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