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Old 06-22-2006, 03:11 PM   #1
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safety

so i m taking this defensive driving course sitting here and a few facts caame up regarding motorcyels. i thought i will just share them, just as a good reminder for safety, esp helmets:

Helmets are about 29% effective in preventing motorcycle deaths and about 67% effective in preventing brain injuries, according to the 1996 Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES): Report to Congress on Benefits of Safety Belts and Motorcycle Helmets.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 4,008 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2004, and 76,000 were injured. Of the fatally injured motorcycle drivers, 24% were driving with invalid licenses.

According to the NHTSA, per vehicle mile traveled in 2003 (the last year for which statistics are available) motorcyclists were about 32 times as likely as passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash and about 6 times as likely to be injured. The NHTSA estimates that 1,316 motorcyclists lived to tell the tale in 2004 because their helmets saved them. If all motorcyclists had worn helmets, an additional 671 lives could have been saved.


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If the gas prices don't stop going up your going to see more riders out. That means more accidents, fatalities ect. The problem is that we need to have strict laws requireing anyone who purchases a motorcycle be licensed. I'm not talking just for getting the Class M either. I mean what certain amount CC motor vehicle that individual is allowed to purchase based on experience and certificates aquired thru training courses. Even though there is a law in place it's NOT enforced. Motorcycle Shops should be held responsible if they sell a motorcycle to an unlicensed customer. Also insurance companies do not have a system set up to determine the experience of a motorcycle owner. Meaning, the experience and certificates an individual might carry to be permitted to purchase for example- GSXR-1000. I think Racer- X might have common knowledge about this Topic. There's alot of Politics and finger pointing about who at fault and what should be done for Safety but no one really has come up with a Real Solution. AMA is really the only major activist for our causes but we need everyones support!
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your talking a tiered licensing system, unforn. this is the land of the free.....free to buy what you want.
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not so true...i cant go buy a airplane and go fly it legally
get a license a you can
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i cant just go buy the top fighter jet with missiles armed to kill ...and fly it on u.s.a. soil
you probally could fly it in us waters for a second or two
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If the gas prices don't stop going up your going to see more riders out. That means more accidents, fatalities ect. The problem is that we need to have strict laws requireing anyone who purchases a motorcycle be licensed. I'm not talking just for getting the Class M either. I mean what certain amount CC motor vehicle that individual is allowed to purchase based on experience and certificates aquired thru training courses. Even though there is a law in place it's NOT enforced. Motorcycle Shops should be held responsible if they sell a motorcycle to an unlicensed customer. Also insurance companies do not have a system set up to determine the experience of a motorcycle owner. Meaning, the experience and certificates an individual might carry to be permitted to purchase for example- GSXR-1000. I think Racer- X might have common knowledge about this Topic. There's alot of Politics and finger pointing about who at fault and what should be done for Safety but no one really has come up with a Real Solution. AMA is really the only major activist for our causes but we need everyones support!
big +1 to that. these motorcycles r some of the most dangerous machines invented out there. they should not let u ride any of theese just cos u got a M class.
IMO, helmets should be compulsory too though txVrod will disagree. its a lill 'oppressing the freedom' but , if it saves lives of 671 ppl in an year, so be it!
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not so true...i cant go buy a airplane and go fly it legally
You can go buy it though. All the seller would want is the dead presidents.
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I mean what certain amount CC motor vehicle that individual is allowed to purchase based on experience and certificates aquired thru training courses.
If the tier licensing was made in the US, you would still be on a 50cc Tony...bwahahahahahahahaha :laughing6
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If the tier licensing was made in the US, you would still be on a 50cc Tony...bwahahahahahahahaha :laughing6
oops, good shot!:icon_bigg

btw, does any country have a licensing system like this?
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If the gas prices don't stop going up your going to see more riders out. That means more accidents, fatalities ect. The problem is that we need to have strict laws requireing anyone who purchases a motorcycle be licensed. I'm not talking just for getting the Class M either. I mean what certain amount CC motor vehicle that individual is allowed to purchase based on experience and certificates aquired thru training courses. Even though there is a law in place it's NOT enforced. Motorcycle Shops should be held responsible if they sell a motorcycle to an unlicensed customer. Also insurance companies do not have a system set up to determine the experience of a motorcycle owner. Meaning, the experience and certificates an individual might carry to be permitted to purchase for example- GSXR-1000. I think Racer- X might have common knowledge about this Topic. There's alot of Politics and finger pointing about who at fault and what should be done for Safety but no one really has come up with a Real Solution. AMA is really the only major activist for our causes but we need everyones support!
I have to agree with the Euro's on this one. I'm in favor for a tiered system. I think it the length of time that you've had a driver's license (Class A,B,C) should factor in also though.
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oops, good shot!:icon_bigg

btw, does any country have a licensing system like this?
pretty much all the countries except the US and Canada.
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I have to agree with the Euro's on this one. I'm in favor for a tiered system. I think it the length of time that you've had a driver's license (Class A,B,C) should factor in also though.
I oppose.
Because every once in a while, you'll get the youngin that has riding experience all his life that has a good head on his shoulders that just just got their license but can handle a bigger bike just fine.
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I have a friend in England who cant ride anything over a 125cc bike till he has reached a certain age and riding skill. Tiered liscensing over there in England.
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Because every once in a while, you'll get the youngin that has riding experience all his life that has a good head on his shoulders that just just got their license but can handle a bigger bike just fine.
They wouldnt let you on a bike in Europe! j/jkng

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and thats why i wont live in europe
and thats why they have better riders over there.........

just cuz you can handle a bike, doesn't mean your mature enough............what was that 2 tickets and 1 arrest in the last few months.....on a 250, can you imagine if you had a 600............:eh:
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