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Old 04-05-2011, 10:26 PM   #1
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:29 PM   #2
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idk. but I agree. I highly unusual amount of deaths for so early. and to think, it is mandatory to take MSF now to get a license.
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Isnt there a thread which lists all the fallen riders for the year?
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:11 PM   #5
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It's not unusual. Why do people feel compelled to post every motorcycle death they here about? A girl from work had a boyfriend who died...

I can appreciate posts regarding MH members or friends / family of MH members. But, why just random people?
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:27 PM   #7
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Its not as high as you think it is. You're more likely to be murdered than to be killed
in a crash in Houston. Its just that motohouston is the conduit where it seems like all the mc deaths are report in some way or another. If we posted up every time someone died in an auto fatality it would seem like a lot more. Houston accident fatality rates have been holding steady in the low 290 ish - 310 ish the last few years. Homicide rates vary more but they are on average in the mid 300's, about one murder a day. Unfortunately I don't have stats on m/c deaths in Houston, but I'd guess that they would account for about a 1/3. I'm with Maxgs, its another average year.
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It's not unusual. Why do people feel compelled to post every motorcycle death they here about? A girl from work had a boyfriend who died...

I can appreciate posts regarding MH members or friends / family of MH members. But, why just random people?
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the biggest problem is that 3 out of 10 drivers are either texting or on the phone and not paying attention to their surroundings behind the wheels.
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Its not as high as you think it is. You're more likely to be murdered than to be killed
in a crash in Houston. Its just that motohouston is the conduit where it seems like all the mc deaths are report in some way or another. If we posted up every time someone died in an auto fatality it would seem like a lot more. Houston accident fatality rates have been holding steady in the low 290 ish - 310 ish the last few years. Homicide rates vary more but they are on average in the mid 300's, about one murder a day. Unfortunately I don't have stats on m/c deaths in Houston, but I'd guess that they would account for about a 1/3. I'm with Maxgs, its another average year.
Good post. Thanks for the new perspective, you've got good points (I am assuming accurate, no reason not to from what I can see so far).
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Houston accident fatality rates have been holding steady in the low 290 ish - 310 ish the last few years. Homicide rates vary more but they are on average in the mid 300's, about one murder a day. Unfortunately I don't have stats on m/c deaths in Houston, but I'd guess that they would account for about a 1/3.
Although there are more murders than bike deaths, there are also more people than riders.

Can't compare apples to oranges. It would be interesting to see as a percentage of people who ride actively on the roads, what the fatility rate is for this year....
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Agreed w the above.

Keep in perspective that each one of those posting is many effective lives by the loss of one. Another reminder for us that we dont need to open is another son/daughter possible husband/wife etc gone.

I'll be honest in saying I dont open many of them. It does give me a mortality check of my own and Im sure influences my choices in where/when I ride. We ultimately have the choice to get on the bike at the start of each ride/commute.

So what are WE doing to share the interest of saving lives in this community to others? Promoting gear, recommended riding times(not 3am) etc...?

Perspective is a bittersweet salvation.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:28 AM   #14
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Interesting statistics...
http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Vehicl...lVehicles.aspx
Summary below for TX 2009

Vehicles Involved in Fatal Crashes by Vehicle Type - State : Texas, Year : 2009

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Vehicle Type Total Percent
Passenger Cars 1,418 33.9
Light Trucks 1,929 46.1
Large Trucks 296 7.1
Motorcycles 443 10.6
Buses 10 0.2
Other/Unknown 91 2.2
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Also of note...if you go to the "people" tab and look under motorcyclist...lots of helmet data as well.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:58 AM   #15
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Although there are more murders than bike deaths, there are also more people than riders.

Can't compare apples to oranges. It would be interesting to see as a percentage of people who ride actively on the roads, what the fatility rate is for this year....
True. I think the easiest way to look at it is too look at the previous 3 years and find out the percentage of m/c related deaths.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:02 AM   #16
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It's not unusual. Why do people feel compelled to post every motorcycle death they here about? A girl from work had a boyfriend who died...

I can appreciate posts regarding MH members or friends / family of MH members. But, why just random people?
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now all we need is for someone to restart a rider down thread like the ones racerx use to do that lists all the people that have wrecked

that way people have a list to refer to for bashing
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439 fatal bike crashes in texas for 2009. .
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439 fatal bike crashes in texas for 2009. .
Sorry, but that is higher than the murder rate.
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Sorry, but that is higher than the murder rate.
1,328 murders for 2009.

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Aw . There is now way Houston has more murders than moto deaths
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