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Comments for: Maine motorcycle death total up from 2011

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  • Henderson bobby

    Fine the guy with no seat buckles?  Then me why Motorcycles are even legal if it about saving lives not a fun raiser . I would bet my truck is safer without a seat buckle.

    • Anonymous

      It’s seat  belts not buckles. Motorcycles not motocycles. Tell me not they me. Please tell me you aren’t a rocket scientist.

      • Henderson bobby

        I did not claim to be educated . Just saying you can out a 4 year old on a bike . As per miles driven  its more dangerous than my truck . Ticket everyone that dose not use seat belts seems more like a fund raiser to me. Nothing against bikes . 

        • Anonymous

          They do ticket people for not using seat belts I personally think they are a pain but, it’s the law.

          • Henderson bobby

            It is a fund raiser . I can see a child but an adult in a car with no belt is still safer than A bike.

          • Anonymous

            Maybe so, but people like to ride them and others don’t look out for them. The roads are suppose to be for everyone but, some think it’s all about them. Nothing is going to fix that. You can’t regulate or legislate common sense.

          • Anonymous

            AMEN SIR

      • Henderson bobby

        Ask me the speed of light? Distance the sun is from the earth ? Db gain calculations .  I question about earths rotation . I might surprise you . I do not command basic grammar . That dose not mean  am stupid  piece . 

        • Anonymous

          Didn’t say you were stupid, simply pointed out errors. People point out mine. Sorry you didn’t think that was all I was pointing out. That’s why I asked if you were a rocdket scientist, they can’t spell for crap.

    • Anonymous

      You get the make me laugh award for the day….Hillarious…

  • RJ

    ???

  • Anonymous

    Pretty soon they will require motorcycles to have seat restraints installed..

  • Anonymous

    Some Bikers, God Bless Them WILL not slow down, and they will inevitably run upon a situation whereupon they are unable to avoid an accident.  That’s a fact.  After awhile, their luck runs out and sometimes the innocent will pay.  Stuff happens.  When you see a blinker, be ready, they just  might turn the OTHER way.  Elderly drivers in Maine are a real problem…not to mention people on their cell phones.  ALWAYS drive defensively, or you could pay with your life.  I almost did, and I was in the CAR…a bike decided to pass me as I was turning left.  He was going so fast, I did not see, nor hear him behind me.  He paid.  Dearly.  Sooo…bikers (and I ride, too), just slow down to a reasonable speed (posted) and enjoy the ride.  We love you, too!

    • Anonymous

      I will only say this. i have ridden motorcycle for over 40 years now. Thank god I have not been in to many bad situations. But I will tell you the most bad times I have had,where caused by idiots driving cars and trucks. So many people do not give motorcycle riders any respect at all. Yes there are idiots out there on motorcycles also. If all drivers would respect all other drivers ,there would be alot less accidents. Everyone out there be careful and ride and drive safe. You all deserve to live as long as you can.

  • Anonymous

    I guess they need louder exhaust……………………

    • Anonymous

       Loud Pipes do NOT save lives. In fact, that is one big fat myth. Loud safety – as in high vis jackets  – and helmets, gloves, boots, etc.. and common sense and safe driving do.

      Hurt found that 77% of all accident hazards
      approach the motorcycle from in front of the rider (specifically, the eleven
      to one o’clock range). To have any chance of alerting those motorists to
      the presence of a motorcycle with exhaust noise would require that the tailpipe
      be pointed forward. The chances of rearward-facing straight pipes making
      a bike more obvious are very slim. The reality of the loud pipe is that
      all you’ll succeed in doing is irritating all the people behind and beside
      you who don’t pose much of a threat anyway.

      Loud pipes – on motorcycles, cars, trucks, etc… – make lousy neighbors and destroy the image of those involved.

      For more….http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_findings_in_the_Hurt_Report

      • Anonymous

        I agree with you 100 %    it has never made any sense to me ever.

  • LOUD PIPES SAVES LIFE!

    youse aint got jack between your ears if you dont know

  • Anonymous

    High gas prices more mortorcycles on the road

  • Anonymous

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    • Anonymous

      How many die with helmets on?????????????????????????????????????????????????

      • Anonymous

        See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_…

        “# 47.
        The use of the safety helmet is the single critical factor in the prevention or reduction of head injury; the safety helmet which complies with FMVSS 218 is a significantly effective injury countermeasure.”

        or “#52. 

        There is no liability for neck injury by wearing a safety helmet; helmeted riders had fewer neck injuries than unhelmeted riders. Only four minor injuries were attributable to helmet use, and in each case the helmet prevented possible critical or fatal head injury.”

        Is it somehow a secret shame among motorcyclists to die with a helmet on?

        No guarantees, we know that motorcycling is inherently a dangerous activity.  You are riding on the OUTSIDE of a heavy machine, capable of high speed, with NOTHING to protect you but what you wear: proper clothes, boots, helmet… See #s 1-55 of the above report.

        Wearing a helmet is the smart choice.

        • Anonymous

          Im not saying that helmets do not save lives. But almost all people when you ask them about the ones that die with them on have no answer at all. Once again why dont people get rid of their cars. You know how many die in them every year. It is no different,when you die in a car or on a motorcycle you are just as dead.

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