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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-27-2004, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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US Department of Transportation reports on Accidents

http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/finalr...2=All_Vehicles

With all the accidents lately, I just wanted to know the statistics last year for carís vs motorcycle accidents.

Thinking I might sell the bike and get a boat (Holds more women!!!)
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2004, 12:00 AM
 
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Driving the bus is safe too... unless you race 'em
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2004, 01:52 PM
 
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The lawmakers should think about trying to lower the death rate for cars and trucks. If they imposed new laws and inforced the ones already on the books to reduce the deaths in these vehicles by just 8%, it would save as many lives as outlawing motorcycles all together. Why are people so ignorant to believe that a speeding motorcycle is so dangerous but think it is perfectly ok to drive their 2.5 ton SUVs down the road with one hand on the wheel, drinking coffee, talking on the cell phone, and yelling at the kids?

If people really want to save lives, imposing firmer restrictions on auto's and not bikes is the way to go.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 11:35 AM
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 11:48 AM
 
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I think imposing tighter weight restrictions for vehicles of different capacities would improve vehicle safety. As well as mandate minimum performance in accident avoidance and braking performance (when loaded to capacity).

The technology is available to reduce the weight of a full size SUV by over 500 or even 1000lbs, but it's very cost restrictive and not nesseary to increase sales. Make large vehcile owners pay for increasing the safety of others on the road. It's wrong for inprovement of one individuals safety to come at the expense of anothers.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 12:16 PM
 
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Did anyone get the report on the State Police and the NTSB?? Bout the late deaths of riders??? If you have a link, Please PM me or e-mail it to me. Thanks
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