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Old 04-19-2009, 07:13 PM   #41
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Ok.. how many of you have had a vehicle turn in front of them.. at a distance that did NOT allow sufficient distance for you to stop in time to avoid hitting them? Please raise your hand...

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I was doing 45 mph.... had 2 cars turn left in front of me. The first one had room, the second didnt. He entered my lane when I was approximately 150 or so away from him. Further complicating it, the car ahead of him stopped in the entrance driveway.
Did he stop and I failed to swerve enough, or was he still moving... I don't know. I know I FELT the impact to the bike when my hip/ was passing the left (his left) front corner of his vehicle.
I can tell you he did not have a turn signal on, and I remember thinking when I started to slow down that "He can't be stupid enough to try to turn".

Nesssary device, or not...I dunno. It's something, like seatbelts, and wind-shield wipers. It shouldn't be too hard to incorporate into newer vehicles, and doesn't really hurt anyone by having them installed. Consider too, it could be used to further penalty in the case of a failure to yield in an accident.
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:24 PM   #42
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I think it should be mandatory for everyone getting or renewing there license to pass a 10 mile driving coarse on a automatic 3 wheeler with a helmet on, a 70 ton big truck, and a passenger vehicle overstuffed with screaming kids all supplied by the DMV just so everyone gets a taste of what others have to put up with. No pass no license!
Fair is fair.
Or just do away with passenger vehicles all together so all the soccer moms will be terrified to crash their transports carrying their tax deduction.
Doesn't protect from the dopers, drunks, or generally impaired drivers that we all mingle with anyway but it would help.
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:45 PM   #43
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i don't think that cagers who already don't give a t about motorcycles r going to spend money on the device...........second lets all run out and put a tracking device on our bikes if that t came on my bike from the factory i would take that t off.........if u ride a bike u have to watch out for ur own a$$ nobody else is........
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:06 PM   #44
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good intentions, bad idea.

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Old 04-20-2009, 03:50 AM   #45
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sounds good but it doesnt stop peoples stupidity. i mean i see the seat belt light blinking and i never really wore it. stop noticing it after awhile.
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:32 AM   #46
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Wow. What a thread.

Lots of good thoughts going on in here. Everytime I get on the bike everyone is out to get me. I am constantly aware of my surroundings and looking for exit routes in case someone wants to try something stupid. And I never stay in blind spots any longer than I can help it. Plus I don't watch my guages in the car or on a bike. 99% of the time I'm looking at the road. So if this device were installed on my vehicle I would probably not even be looking at it because I'm going to see the bike way before this device would detect it.

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Old 04-20-2009, 06:52 AM   #47
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eh. i took msf when i was 15 and still constantly check my mirrors and surroundings. the one wreck i was in was unavoidable. i was side swiped when a guy cut over 3 lanes and wippedinto a parking lot and as he did that i slid into him and t boned him. ive been pushed off the road countless times. and almost hit a dozen more. msf has helped me become aware. you sir need msf. and it is a good idea. but not practical.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:23 AM   #48
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:35 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by CaligoneTx View Post
This is what I do... I malodramagically look over at a car if I pass it, like Im about to make a lane change...
This method seems malodramagically delicious. Sorry, it caught my eye and gave me a good laugh.

I'm not sure one way or the other about this idea. Maybe it has merit, maybe it doesn't. If I were smart enough to pick the brilliant ideas before they started pulling in the coin I'd be sitting in the garage at my mansion watching two naked playboy bunnies put the second coat of wax on my Ferrari instead of sitting in my cubicle typing this post.
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Originally Posted by VetteJim View Post
Obviously it will only work if it is Turned On. So anyone who doesn't want to be "seen" because they ride with Warrants/unlicenced/etc, or "scared of not knowing where the biker is" can Turn It Off.

Like the Blog said, "No debate issue" and only the selfish squids riders and car drivers that don't have awareness as to when it is beneficial will even Try to debate this.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:02 AM   #51
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but it is the motorcyclists' responsibility to watch for their own safety.


and the also the idea or mechanisms or technology to save your ..this is what "you" will expect when your in traffic but "they = cagers" will not
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