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#3378535 - 10/11/09 Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver  
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See the motorcycle?

[Linked Image]

How about now?

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[Linked Image]


The Honda crotch rocket rider was traveling at approximately
85 mph. The VW driver was talking on a cell phone when she
pulled out from a side street, apparently not seeing the
motorcycle. The riders reaction time was not sufficient
enough to avoid this accident. The car had two passengers
and the bike rider was found INSIDE the car with them.
The Volkswagen actually flipped over from the force of impact
and landed 20 feet from where the collision took place.
All three involved (two in the car and the bike rider) were
killed instantly. This graphic demonstration was placed at
the Motorcycle Fair by the Police and Road Safety
Department. Pass this on to car drivers or soon to be
new drivers, or new motorcycle owners. A picture is
worth a thousand words.

Wake up people , Stop talking on Cell phones and
Texing while trying to drive. Put your Cell phone
in the back seat !!!

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#3378546 - 10/11/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: slasher]  
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Wow.
Gruesome.
eek


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#3378547 - 10/11/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: slasher]  
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of course, if the motorcycle was going a bit slower as well....

#3378548 - 10/11/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: Pete E]  
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Originally Posted by Pete E
of course, if the motorcycle was going a bit slower as well....


I thought the same thing, Pete.

As a 'crotch rocket' rider myself, I think that you need to ride like you are invisible, basically.
Assume people are going to do stupid chit and you won't be taken by surprise.


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#3378552 - 10/11/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: 340boy]  
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Wow........................................................




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#3378555 - 10/11/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: Pete E]  
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Ever see a guy on a motorcycle using a cell phone with his left hand? That makes you think.

- Tom

#3378573 - 10/11/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: 340boy]  
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I'm guessing that pics are British and from the mention that the car "pulled out of a side street", the speed limit was more than likely 60mph on lets call them open roads, or 40mph / 30mph in other areas, so the bike was probably doing somewhere between "well" over the speed limit to "stupidly" over it...

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#3378578 - 10/11/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: Pete E]  
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I was wondering the same thing about the roads in question.
People in cars, at least here, don't expect a bike to be moving that fast through an intersection, which is reasonable.

My old Kawasaki ZX-10 would do 100 mph in FIRST GEAR and go from 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds- so it is very easy to get yourself in trouble if you don't keep that throttle in check!!


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#3378591 - 10/11/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: Pete E]  
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Originally Posted by Pete E
I'm guessing that pics are British


Steering wheel's on the left. Doesn't mean it wasn't being driven in the UK, though.

- Tom

#3378596 - 10/11/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: tjm10025]  
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The motorcycle in question looks like a Honda RC-30 or perhaps NC-30?
Very rare in the United States, I believe.


"For joy of knowing what may not be known we take the golden road to Samarkand."
James Elroy Flecker







Bravo

#3378638 - 10/11/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: tjm10025]  
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Originally Posted by tjm10025
Originally Posted by Pete E
I'm guessing that pics are British


Steering wheel's on the left. Doesn't mean it wasn't being driven in the UK, though.- Tom


Your right...slightly different pics of the same vehicles have appeared in the press over here just recently, so thats why I thought is was on our roads...

If it was somewhere in Europe, the speed limits are more or less the same, (except in Km/H equivelents of course) but not I'm not sure about the States though???

#3378857 - 10/11/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: Pete E]  
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Policemen giving seat belt tickets while people talking and texing on cell phones are driving by, comes to my mind.

#3378861 - 10/11/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: slasher]  
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#3378863 - 10/11/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: slasher]  
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Wow! that is gruesome.


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#3378867 - 10/11/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: slasher]  
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Damn. that gave me goosebumps.

#3378880 - 10/11/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: ShootingLady]  
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Daum!


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#3379065 - 10/11/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: slasher]  
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Like most pictures that bounce around the internet for a while, this set has several different write ups that have appeared with it. Hard to tell which one is correct. It seems that the agenda of the author frequently determines who is at fault.

Swedish Motorcycle Crash

This one blames the speed of the motorcycle.

Jerry


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#3379134 - 10/11/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: Jerryv]  
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Watched a Harley rider texting with both hands on the interstate a few weeks ago. Musta had the bike on cruise. I considered lighting him up with the train horns but didn't want to cause a wreck and get other driver's involved. Hopefully the gene pool will be cleansed without him taking other lives.......


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#3379282 - 10/11/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: 340boy]  
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Originally Posted by 340boy
As a 'crotch rocket' rider myself, I think that you need to ride like you are invisible, basically.
Assume people are going to do stupid chit and you won't be taken by surprise.


One of my three work trucks is a bright red F150 Supercrew. You'd think that people would see a BRIGHT RED FULLSIZE CREW CAB, but apparently not.


Originally Posted by ingwe
This is a shooting forum, there is no place here for logic.
#3379695 - 10/12/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: KDK]  
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Maybe if the bike had airbags and seat belts they would'a all lived. And if frogs had wings...


I am..........disturbed.

Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isn't any. But this wrongs the jackass. -Twain


#3379709 - 10/12/09 Re: Motorcycle meets cell phone distracted driver [Re: slasher]  
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Why was the biker doing 85 on a city street??

Yeah, the idiot pulled out in front but it's the biker's duty to pay attention and keep speed within limits, in order to avoid things like that....


Now, if he'd a been wearin' a full-face helmet, I'm SURE he'd be jess fine...


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