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Re: "I can save my own life" thought of the day II

I know someone who went down at about 15mph when they hit some diesel stopping for a red light. "Excessive speed for conditions" was cited as the cause of the accident.

Just something to think about next time you see "excessive speed was a contributing factor in so and so many accidents"
 

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Re: "I can save my own life" thought of the day II

I think my daughter is making about 100 million of those phone calls.
 

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Excessive speed for conditions can mean just about anything. I mean, if you were stopped, you obviously wouldnt have an accident (unless of course you got rear ended).

It seems like we're damned if we do, damned if we dont. Either go slowly or sit in traffic and get creamed by someone not paying attention to your presence on the road, or go faster than traffic and risk speeding tickets and, again, people being unaware of your existence.

I do find it funny that they referenced the 205mph speeding ticket thing.. when it was proven in court that his bike wasnt anywhere near capable of going that quickly. I think he got ticketed for something like 160mph, in the end.
 

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Aauugghh!!! Here we go with the 205mph on the RC51 again. Technically, he's correct - the guy was cited for it. I think Will Rogers once said something to the effect of, "It's not what people don't know that's the problem, it's what they think they know that's wrong." Not an exact quote, but you get my drift.
 

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people like to ***** wether it be fact or fiction it doesnt matter as long as they can *****.

Just like people like to cause havoc if some crack addicted soccer mom cuts me off usually its followed by the showing her middle finger just as I blow by her shaking my fist. Its not my fault she married some out of shape bum who doesnt blow up her skirt anymore and that her butt wont fit on the back of my bike. I didnt ask her to eat all those donuts. But at that instance it is all my fault. There now Im done *****ing and I feel better
 

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So, if you're intoxicated AND speeding, then excessive speed is the contributing factor AND being intoxicated is the contributing factor? You know those statisticians use both in their figures. Makes better headlines, too. I wonder how they figure the speed is excessive? And how much is excessive? 1mph, 5mph, 10mph? Gee, if we knew these things before we crash, there'd be a lot less of them.
 

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I fall into the Damned it you do group. Lets face it, we are all distracted at some level. I commute over 12,000 miles a year.

The majority of people are aware of the movement of vehicles around them. If one keeps a "stagnant" distance in relation to the cagers around them, my experience is that I become invisible and at a higher risk of a cager moving into my "safety bubble", forcing me to take evasive action.

IMHO, a speeding ticket, in the above scenario, is just a cheap insurance payment.
 

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45% of fatal motorcycle crashes involved alcohol? Who rides after drinking? I made a promise to myself to never do this. I like my ****tail as much as anyone else, more possibly, but I never drink and ride my bike. Does this statistic include the cars these accidents involve? I do see lots of cruisers, Harley's mostly, parked outside of bars. If your hanging out with drunk friends that's fine, but if your gonna drink get a cab. Alcohol impairs your judgement, and one beer on a bike is more than enough to get you killed.
 

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That whole 205mph thing was a hoax. The Troopers even admitted that he was not going 205mph.
 

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I just love statistics. If you add up all the percentages of things involved in accidents, it adds up to about 350%. Do they apply common sense before publishing this malarky? Don't bother answering, as it's clear from the results they don't have any to apply. More statistics? Number of self-important brain-dead dolts who just missed me because they were talking on their cellphone? 100%. Number of idiots who tried to hit me because I could slip through deadlocked California traffic and they couldn't? 100% Number of imbeciles who should have lost their licenses because they ran into something or somebody while shaving/applying makeup/reading/drinking coffee/eating in their cage? 100% Hmm, there's another 300% -- somebody call the NHTSA!
 

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I'll drink to that! (currently it's a Saranac Black Forest beer. Mmmm.)
 
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