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Old 12-02-2010, 01:44 PM   #81
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Why are our taxes paying for fat people at all?
our taxes pay for some really weird chit at times.
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ya know, in the four years ive been riding ive only had a couple of near misses because of people not paying attention. those of you who say it happens every day may either need to think about taking another route to commute or learn to ride/drive a little more defensively. theres just no other way around it.
Well, I ride my bike almost everyday, right next to the driver's window and I can see holding their phones in front of their bellies dialing and texting. I'll take whatever damned route I want to go to work. The highways are for driving, not for being a selfish that thinks what he has to say via voice or text while driving is so freaking important.
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It only takes one "near miss" or worse a "hit" to make a difference.
You may have missed my thread a month or so ago when my daughter and I were almost run down by an asshat texting.

Do I think the phones should shut off while in the car? No.

Do I think there should be a law against texting or talking without a hands free device while driving? Yes.

Etiher that or I'm with Bevo, let me shoot who are endangering me and mine in the process. I promise to only wing 'em, I swear....
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Why are our taxes paying for fat people at all?
Yea, when they show up to the ER at the county hospital we should just let them die, right?
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again, Im just for stiffer penalties when causing an accident.
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Yea, when they show up to the ER at the county hospital we should just let them die, right?
I never said anything like that. I simply asked why we, collectively, are paying for fat people, rather than giving them the bill.
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again, Im just for stiffer penalties when causing an accident.
You mean like the ones that cause one and then drive off?
How do you propose to administer penalties to those people?
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I never said anything like that. I simply asked why we, collectively, are paying for fat people, rather than giving them the bill.
Because a lot of fat people are poor or illegal. Read the article I linked
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Well, I ride my bike almost everyday, right next to the driver's window and I can see holding their phones in front of their bellies dialing and texting. I'll take whatever damned route I want to go to work. The highways are for driving, not for being a selfish that thinks what he has to say via voice or text while driving is so freaking important.
if youre right next to the drivers window, then you obviously arent following the most basic of defensive driving techniques: leave yourself an out. problem solved. i know that sometimes things just happen, but if youre the type that consistently cruises right next to another motorist, then you are doing nothing but multiplying your chances of an accident, whether the other motorist is on a cell phone or not.
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if youre right next to the drivers window, then you obviously arent following the most basic of defensive driving techniques: leave yourself an out. problem solved. i know that sometimes things just happen, but if youre the type that consistently cruises right next to another motorist, then you are doing nothing but multiplying your chances of an accident, whether the other motorist is on a cell phone or not.
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Please present an argument of how texting while driving is safe, regardless of where a person is in regard to the vehicle.
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we cannot blame everything on fat peeps , there are so much money that goes for some rediculus things.
Big companies take a lot of money too through perks , taxes etc ....
Paying the bill to fight crime cost also.
Look at our city budget right now.
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if youre right next to the drivers window, then you obviously arent following the most basic of defensive driving techniques: leave yourself an out. problem solved. i know that sometimes things just happen, but if youre the type that consistently cruises right next to another motorist, then you are doing nothing but multiplying your chances of an accident, whether the other motorist is on a cell phone or not.
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nowhere in this thread, or any that i have participated in, have you ever seen me say texting while driving is safe. all im saying is that for those that keep saying "every single day i almost get run off the road because of XYZ..." may want to rethink their riding habits and ride more defensively. how am i incorrect in saying this?
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ya know, in the four years ive been riding ive only had a couple of near misses because of people not paying attention. those of you who say it happens every day may either need to think about taking another route to commute or learn to ride/drive a little more defensively. theres just no other way around it.
Drive I45 in the morning....idiots everyday trying to text or read emails on there phone while in/out of there lane. One wouldn't be a big deal but I would say I average about 5 people in the morning from (Conroe just to 1960)doing this ...

Defensive driving is why I haven't been involved in an accident. Even then, some things are unavoidable...

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nowhere in this thread, or any that i have participated in, have you ever seen me say texting while driving is safe. all im saying is that for those that keep saying "every single day i almost get run off the road because of XYZ..." may want to rethink their riding habits and ride more defensively. how am i incorrect in saying this?
You are fine saying this, when it happens to you.....maybe your thought process will change...
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Drive I45 in the morning....idiots everyday trying to text or read emails on there phone while in/out of there lane. One wouldn't be a big deal but I would say I average about 5 people in the morning from (Conroe just to 1960)doing this ...

Defensive driving is why I haven't been involved in an accident. Even then, some things are unavoidable...



You are fine saying this, when it happens to you.....maybe your thought process will change...
it has happened to me. however, it doesnt happen everyday. having said that, i still dont think cell companies should be able to shut down your phone when they see its moving at a certain speed. thats just stupid. THAT is the only thing im arguing against.
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It only takes one "near miss" or worse a "hit" to make a difference.
You may have missed my thread a month or so ago when my daughter and I were almost run down by an asshat texting.

Do I think the phones should shut off while in the car? No.

Do I think there should be a law against texting or talking without a hands free device while driving? Yes.

Etiher that or I'm with Bevo, let me shoot who are endangering me and mine in the process. I promise to only wing 'em, I swear....
After putting a bit more thought into it, particularly with regards to how DUIs analogize to this issue, I changed my mind somewhat.

When the lawmakers get around to strengthening the laws regarding texting/talking, make some device equivalent to an ignition interlock required on the second offense (i.e GPS shutoff). That way personal freedom is served, except for those clearly incapable of exercising it in a responsible manner.
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Seat belt, helmet, and texting laws are predicated on the idea that we need the state to protect us from doing something stupid. But it is families and friends that should be the ones persuading people to buckle up, wear a helmet, or turn off their cell phone, not the state. But they won't do it, some say, and therefore the state has to do it. But this assumes that the state cares more about an individual than does his family and friends a very dubious proposition.
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Uh, thanks for the riding lesson, but it only takes me one second to see what the they're doing as I'm passing by. I always ride +10 over posted or slightly faster than moving traffic, whichever is faster, and since I'm moving faster than traffic on loop 610 and 59 I pass a lot of drivers and many have a phone in hand and a head sqaure up their .

I've been riding the streets for more than 30 years so I kind of know what I'm doing.
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