Amen!!! I don't know how many times I've almost been taken out by some stupid idiot, not paying attention to the road.
Thank God, and knock on wood, this hasn't happened to me yet in 4 years of riding.
Everybody here is right, there should be more than a $75 fine when you blow a stop sign, because what you are doing is alotmore than just "I don't want to stop." The person who blew the stop sign and killed the motorcyclist knew that there's a chance she could hit or possibly kill somebody by not stopping, she just thought that the odds were heavily in her favor (guessing she does it all the time), so yeah, that should be some type of homicide.