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Old 01-08-2007, 07:08 AM   #21
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Default Re: Florida HP To Crackdown On Riders Who Evade. Larger License Plates considered

Registrations couldn't have gone up that much. Someone would automatically know this despite never having been to Florida and because it's "common sense".



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Old 01-08-2007, 07:12 AM   #22
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The data i am using is in the story... which comes from FHP. longride is using data he apparently got out of his butt or arse... Cause he hasn't said where he got his..
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:15 AM   #23
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Unless one can segregate the number of motorcycle fatalities between registered Florida riders and those visiting from others states 9% is statistically insignificant.
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:24 AM   #24
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Kook's common sense! Kinda sounds like one of those double entendre game names off of MXC! Sinkers and Floaters come to mind.
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:25 AM   #25
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Regardless of how fluffy the news piece. The two data points are interesting.

33% increase in MC accidents

96% increase in fatality rate



That alone should be significant enough to stimulate further investigation.

- what's driving the increase in accidents?

- what's driving the increase in fatalities per accident and is there a corresponding increase in injury severity among non-fatalities?

- what types of accidents - no other vehicle; with another vehicle and what type; versus pedestrian; passenger involved?

- contributing factors: excessive speed; weather; alcohol use; other drug use; debris in road or other obstruction; road surface condition?

- was safety eq worn? driver? passenger? helmet? riding gear - what gear?

- Rider variables: riding experience; trained; prior accidents; prior MV violations; age; education level; insured or uninsured?

- Region of country, geography; time of day/night



That would be enough to get started, though additional variables can be identified and included. Once you've compiled some hard data, start looking for statistically significant correlations between the data sets. Personally I would be very curious to see the results of an in depth analysis of motorcycling accidents for the past couple decades on a national basis.



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Old 01-08-2007, 07:27 AM   #26
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Thanks DMuns I was worried there wasn't intelligent life on MO anymore.
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Kook bashing again?
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:29 AM   #28
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P.S. Excellent Post. Organized and well written
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:32 AM   #29
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You didn't prove me wrong
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:36 AM   #30
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i think the european ones are also color coded to indicate if your a new rider or not.
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