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SpeedCop 05-06-2009 07:20 AM

California motorcycle collisions on the rise
 
Source: California Highway Patrol
Posted: May 5, 2009 4:07 p.m.
Updated: May 5, 2009 4:46 p.m.

SACRAMENTO - May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an important event that aims to increase awareness of motorcyclists at a time of the year when large numbers of riders are taking to California's streets
California motorcycle collisions on the rise.

Kenneth_Moore 05-06-2009 09:09 AM

Rufus? Dat you? Rufus??

SpeedCop 05-06-2009 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kenneth_Moore (Post 212529)
Rufus? Dat you? Rufus??

Nope :) Have a nice day

SmokeU 05-06-2009 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kenneth_Moore (Post 212529)
Rufus? Dat you? Rufus??


My daughter has a book with Rufus the reindeer in it. He gets stuck in a chimney.

seruzawa 05-06-2009 12:52 PM

The thing that irks me is the ease with which cagers avoid penalty and responsibility with the old "I didn't see him" excuse. Motorists use this even when they DO see us because they know it's a "get out of trouble free" card. Such an excuse should not be admissible. A motorist is morally and legally obligated to see others on the road and not violate their right of way.

Another problem is the common "motorcyclists deserve it" attitude. You see this when a motorcyclist is killed in a serious wreck and the papers make a big deal about whether he was wearing a helmet of not.

pushrod 05-06-2009 02:13 PM

Ask any PI lawyer. In motorcycle cases, they'll avoid a jury trial if at all possible, because of the 'deserving' aura...

newagetwotone 05-06-2009 03:32 PM

Well then cagers who hit motorcyclists deserve to be shot by the "masked avenger" while they're out with their little familys on their cute little picnic, since we know that all people that drive cars at the PERFECT little Americans.

mscuddy 05-06-2009 04:54 PM

Agreed. Tarred & Featherd, keelhauled and broken on the wheel.

sarnali2 05-06-2009 05:03 PM

public hanging followed by a small catered sit down lunch for the victims family


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