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Old 03-04-2007, 12:08 PM   #11
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I would look at it this way- If I had to hit my head hard against any solid object, I would much rather do it with a helmet on than without one. Seems like a no-brainer to me- who needs a "scientific" study ?
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Old 03-04-2007, 02:45 PM   #12
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No kidding. These studies show nothing.



I do find it interesting that there is only a 2% difference from helmet wearing fatalities to no-helmet wearing fatalities.



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Old 03-04-2007, 03:24 PM   #13
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c) Add a $2 state gasoline tax to every gallon of gasoline sold -- diesel can remain cheap as it is much more efficient and the primary fuel for commercial vehicles.



--As most towns/states/cities do not have adequate public transportation all this will do is tax the poor into a poorer state. Second of all, a tax to just tax a segment is wrong on many levels.



And you damn well know that this tax money would be wasted and never put to a good purpose.



Everyone loves to tax something they hate, but yet never think about the issues it would bring, like inflation. Feel like paying twice as much for groceries, while you pay twice as much to get to the grocery store? How about general goods like lumber and tires and paint? Everything would go up because of this ill-conceived tax while still being forced to drive just as much because public transportation is poor throughout the country.

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Old 03-04-2007, 03:27 PM   #14
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We just need to keep those old, drunk riders away from hazardous cagers and trees. Maybe they should pass a law or something.

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Old 03-04-2007, 03:58 PM   #15
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Well said. Excellent use of facts/data......



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Old 03-04-2007, 04:18 PM   #16
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Default where's the one about all the crashes happening within 25 miles of home?

When I read that one I moved. Problem solved.
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Old 03-04-2007, 04:39 PM   #17
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Default Re: where's the one about all the crashes happening within 25 miles of home?

I just park my bike 25 miles from home and take the bus the rest of the way.
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Old 03-04-2007, 04:45 PM   #18
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"However, younger bikers are still nearly three times as likely to be involved in a crash than their older counterparts and are more likely to be cited for hazardous actions, such as speeding, reckless driving and careless or negligent driving."



Heh heh. So much for those "superior" reaction times and those "safer" sportbikes.



Oh yeah. Total # of riders up 9%. Total # of crashes up 9%. Well, duh!



Whatever. The data will be tweaked to fit whatever agenda the pols already have in mind anyhow.
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Old 03-04-2007, 05:03 PM   #19
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with respect to the others, you don't need math help, falco. i dipped back into my dusty medical statistics book to check... and an increase from 3/100 to 5/100 is indeed a relative odds increase of 66.667 percent.



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Old 03-04-2007, 05:17 PM   #20
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Are you trying to tell me that an increase from 95% to 97% is 2%!?



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