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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 04:55 PM
 
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Good report...for sure it's another thing that helps the word get out there.
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That first accident looked staged. I didn't see any reason for that civic to stop or spin. The rest of those we're grusome. I wonder how long it took for them to find the Ben R. look alike.

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That first accident looked staged. I didn't see any reason for that civic to stop or spin. The rest of those we're grusome. I wonder how long it took for them to find the Ben R. look alike.
Nah it wasn't. That whole accident is posted somewhere here.
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Nah it wasn't. That whole accident is posted somewhere here.
Yep, like Biggy said, it was posted before. The idiot wasn't paying attention when traffic stopped, panicked, turned his steering wheel to the right to avoid hitting a semi, locked the brakes and smashed into the girl in full gear on the R1.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 05:07 PM
 
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Just like seat belt laws I think it should be a choice. Can it save your life? HELL YES!! Should somebody be able to tell you what to do with your body? HELL NO!!!

We need to weed out the dumb ones any way
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Just like seat belt laws I think it should be a choice. Can it save your life? HELL YES!! Should somebody be able to tell you what to do with your body? HELL NO!!!

We need to weed out the dumb ones any way
So, are you saying that the dumb ones are the people that don't wear a lid, or are they the ones that panic?

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Wow....does teach ya to wear a helmet. I had a little wipe out my first day in the MSF class and it taught me to wear my helmet....

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Just like seat belt laws I think it should be a choice. Can it save your life? HELL YES!! Should somebody be able to tell you what to do with your body? HELL NO!!!

Personally I agree with this.

Is it a good idea to wear one? Yes. Have I seen enough footage and know someone who's wrecked to know that I'll wear one? Yes. Should the government (state or local) be able to foce me to wear a helmet? No.
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Well, the well-known "pro" argument for the helmet law is that you're gonna pay for somebody's injury whether they you wear helmet or not. Motorcycle and medical insurance companies do the math and if the majority does not wear helmets, accident rates go up (yes, this is not a typo) as well as severity of injuries and understandably, so do the premiums.

In general, I'm against helmet law, since I'm pro darvinism. I also believe there should be a choice for me (I never ride without a lid) not to pay for those who do not wear helmets. Like a clause in the insurance contract saying that it is my responsibility to wear DOT-approved helmet at all times and if I crash without it, then the insurance company is free not to pay shit. Also, since everyone needs a freedom of choice there should be an option not to have this clause at the expense of paying higher premium. I dunno why don't insurance companies do that (may be they do?).
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That first accident looked staged. I didn't see any reason for that civic to stop or spin. The rest of those we're grusome. I wonder how long it took for them to find the Ben R. look alike.
+1
Civic = front wheel drive.
Civic's momentum is carrying it forward and straight.
Right rear drum brakes don't just lock up at speed.
And how often do you guys ride with a camera on your helmet recording everyday traffic.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 09:31 PM
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Civic = front wheel drive.
Civic's momentum is carrying it forward and straight.
Right rear drum brakes don't just lock up at speed.
And how often do you guys ride with a camera on your helmet recording everyday traffic.
Actually, after I read about that whole accident, a couple of riders had stated that there civics had spun out similarly to the one in the video. He stabbed the brakes and jerked the wheel at the same time. Plus, we don't know the condition of the car, mechanically. It obviously wasn't staged, since the girl in the accident had posted quite a few times in the thread on another forum.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 09:44 PM
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i'm up for no helmet laws....it allows for more natural selection
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