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I like this guy's quote:

“It was so nice, I couldn’t resist, and I couldn’t resist the American dream,” Mr. O’Connell, an immigrant from Ireland, said. “The American dream is to ride a motorcycle without a helmet.”

I know that riding without a helmet is nice, but when did it become "The American Dream?"

Cool that the airbag worked though.
 

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“It’s the baby boomers,” said Barbara L. Harsha, executive director of the Governors Highway Safety Association, a Washington-based group of state officials. Many riders are returning to bikes years after having given up riding, and “they don’t realize how powerful the bikes are,” she said.
What I think she means is, if we all drove 50cc scooters, there is no way we could be injured when a 350z pulls out in front of us.

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Guess I had better give up eating trans fats while riding a motorcycle and talking on a cell phone. Best bet is to ban bikes and save lives.
 

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"Where's the public outcry!" She's one of those medaling do-gooders that has to make sure everyone is always safe, at all times, and if you don't like it I'll pass a law to protect you from yourself, kind of people that make me sick!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Where's the public outcry?...I'll tell you, not everyone gives a Rat's A$$ about everyone else's pet project!! Go hug a tree er sumthin' :twisted: :evil: :twisted: :evil:


There, I feel better now. :oops: 8)
 

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Metric Mark said:
"Where's the public outcry!" She's one of those medaling do-gooders that has to make sure everyone is always safe, at all times, and if you don't like it I'll pass a law to protect you from yourself, kind of people that make me sick!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Where's the public outcry?...I'll tell you, not everyone gives a Rat's A$$ about everyone else's pet project!! Go hug a tree er sumthin' :twisted: :evil: :twisted: :evil:


There, I feel better now. :oops: 8)
Take a deep breath like I tought ya, hold it and count from 100 to 1, then let it out slow......
 

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TexVtx said:
Metric Mark said:
"Where's the public outcry!" She's one of those medaling do-gooders that has to make sure everyone is always safe, at all times, and if you don't like it I'll pass a law to protect you from yourself, kind of people that make me sick!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Where's the public outcry?...I'll tell you, not everyone gives a Rat's A$$ about everyone else's pet project!! Go hug a tree er sumthin' :twisted: :evil: :twisted: :evil:


There, I feel better now. :oops: 8)
Take a deep breath like I tought ya, hold it and count from 100 to 1, then let it out slow......
Thanks John...I feel better. :wink:
 

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What she omitted, and the stats omit is the fact that 80% of these accidents are CAUSED BY THE CAR DRIVERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lets hear the public outcry for PROSECUTING these yuppy [email protected]$ that kill people becasue they are jabbering away like gibbons on their cell phones while "counseling" (always in a POSITIVE manner) their rug rats in the back of the SUV, and all the while OBLIVIOUS to the roadway they are "driving" on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fatalities are going up because CAR DRIVERS ARE MORE AND MORE DISTRACTED AND THE VEHICLES HAVE LESS VISIBILITY!!!!!!!!!!!!

You wanna' pass a law to "help protect" me??? ILLEGALIZE (possibly a real word) cell phone use while driving, and make the penalties STIFF, if you can't pull over to talk then it must not be important.
I also think that whenever some MORON decides to pass on a double yellow and OOPS hits a bike head on then he needs to go to PRISON FOR VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER. PERIOD. NO APPEALS, NO FORGIVENESS, GO TO PRISON.

I have been ran off the road too many times by the exact above named stupidity to have any measure of tolerance for stupid people driving around in 2 ton weapons without a brain. The next stupid kid that tries to pass and nearly head-on's me is gonna the whole can of it.... Ditto for the soccer mom that is yakking about her kids and the next game with her BFF while driving and applying make up....

I say we should be allowed to SHOOT our way out of danger like we can in Iraq!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, sorry, I feel WAY better now!!!!!!!!!
 

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I think you guys jumped to some conclusions here.

When she said "...there is no public outcry" it could have meant outcry about all the things motorcycle riders do worry about. Such as MSF or other rider safety courses and basic rider education.

I appreciate the fact that people are looking into motorcycle crashes much more than they did in the past. There are accident reconstruction courses which specifically deal with motorcycle crashes. These and other studies help people to make educated decisions on what can be done to increase our overall safety on the roadway.

I know helmet laws are a hot topic, but that's not the only subject being researched.
 
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