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Old 03-09-2009, 09:49 AM   #1
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Seeing all these RIP threads prompted me to do a little research into Motorcycle fatalities in Texas. Below is a small excerpt from the link posted below. As you can see, looks like alcohol and the lack of a helmets are major contributors to the fatalities.

Texas in 2005*:

* The state has one of the largest motorcycle populations in the country.
* Motorcycle-related deaths jump 25 percent over the previous year.
* Registrations grow by 15 percent (a measure of riding popularity).
* Forty-two percent of riders killed in crashes test positive for alcohol.
* Nearly 60 percent of riders involved in fatal crashes were riding without a helmet.

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Old 03-09-2009, 09:51 AM   #2
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* Forty-two percent of riders killed in crashes test positive for alcohol.
* Nearly 60 percent of riders involved in fatal crashes were riding without a helmet.

Wow. Just wow.

Nearly have of the motorcycle fatalities involve alcohol. Glad I dont drink. I have a 50% better chance of surviving over those of you that do drink and ride.
And 60% cuz I wear a helmet.

Or whatever the math is. I know it's good though.

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Old 03-09-2009, 09:53 AM   #3
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* Forty-two percent of riders killed in crashes test positive for alcohol.
* Nearly 60 percent of riders involved in fatal crashes were riding without a helmet.
shockingly easy to avoid being part of this statistic.
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:23 AM   #4
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What the stats don't show is probably better than 90% of MC accidents are rider error or lack of training, and avoidable.

Pick any rider down thread from the past year or so, look at it objectively, and I will wager you can find more than one thing the rider could have done to avoid being a statistic. Regardless of what a cager did, or the road did, it almost always comes back to the guy/gal with their hands on the bars.

I know all my ditch expeditions have been related to the dumbs...

Pay attention out there peoples!!!!
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