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Old 02-15-2008, 08:03 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by Gixxer Geezer View Post
if the motorcyclist had taken MSF course.. he could have swerved and avioded it..
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:55 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by Gixxer Geezer View Post
if the motorcyclist had taken MSF course.. he could have swerved and avioded it..
whose to say he didn't take the msf course? how do you know that? maybe he also took the erc course. maybe he's a course instructor whose has +100k miles under his belt?
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:34 AM   #63
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Originally Posted by didimao0072000 View Post
whose to say he didn't take the msf course? how do you know that? maybe he also took the erc course. maybe he's a course instructor whose has +100k miles under his belt?
Maybe he's Santa Clause or the easter bunny, or maybe he's blind and his seeing eye dog fell off.
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or maybe some aliens beamed down from their space ship and removed his brakes to study them.
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look'd like the bike was going pretty fast when he hit the car, even tho he was on the brakes
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:58 PM   #66
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No matter how you look at it, how many times you watch the video, the BIKE was at FAULT. Sure the cage contributed to the accident. But nonetheless, it was the rider of the bike that was at fault. Fact #1. The far right lane was a lane that was ending and had to merge to the left. Fact #2. The cage was moving across lanes SLOWLY. As slow as that car was changing lanes, ANYONE that was paying attention could of easily avoided the accident.

Unfortunately too many motorcycle riders zip in and out of traffic EXPECTING the EXPECTED. It's the UNEXPECTED that's going to bite you in the every time just like it did this guy.

As far as we know, the cage died and the driver was trying to coast over to the side of the road to get out of the way of the traffic.

It's an unfortunate accident, but definitely could of been avoided by the motorcycle rider. He made two mistakes. #1 Did not expect the unexpected, wasn't looking ahead. #2 He found himself in a panic situation and did not react correctly. Instead of swerving left he just locked up the breaks
+1 ...I say bike was at fault for reasons stated above and the fact that the bike had no car or other item impairing his vision just before the accident- I say this because the only car that seemed to be in that same lane that preceded the bike was a white Honda which you see zooming by just infront of "the cage". All other cars were in the left two lanes. With this in mind, the posted Speed limit DOES NOT necessarily mean that your speed was the safe speed given the circumstances i.e. if it is raining, 70 may be the posted speed limit but it may not necessarily be the safe speed and courts will take that into account. I say the bike was going faster than what he was capable of controlling and it was therefore mostly his fault. The cage may have made what was, here in Texas, an illegal lane change- we cannot however apply our laws in this situation unless we know that this event took place in Texas-otherwise we can only apply the laws of the relative area. There may be some substantiating law which allows for such drastic lane changes such as a flat or car problems- NOTICE that there was no shoulder to the left and there may very well have been a hill just outside of our camera shot to the back thus creating a potentially deadly situation were the driver to simply park the car on the active road. To reiterate, it was mostly the rider's fault because he was traveling at a rate of speed in excess of what he was capable of controlling and the posted speed is merely a guide not a charter.
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