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Username Post: Motorcycles and drunk drivers!        (Topic#343354)
100 CHEVY 
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100 CHEVY
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03-16-17 05:37 PM - Post#2681856    

This is why I haven't rode a bike on the road in years.This news story is the same way my brother Joe died a few years ago.He also was hit from behind by a drunk in a Jeep!
I wonder if society will ever decide to recognize drinking and driving as a real crime instead of treating it as a misdemenor.
The drunk in this video will be out of jail and doing it again before his victim gets out of the hospital!


http://www.wlox.com/story/34913459/allege d-drunk-d...

Yes,I hate drunk drivers (And,cell phone users while driving too)!
Mike.

"You gonna leave it like that?
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wagonmaster 
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03-16-17 07:04 PM - Post#2681873    
    In response to 100 CHEVY

I was hit in the rear by a drunk driver myself,at 700 am on a Saturday morning!! Totalled the bike a put me in the hospital for a time... Eventually had to replace my knee..... No fun!!

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someotherguy 
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03-16-17 07:34 PM - Post#2681878    
    In response to wagonmaster

I had a pretty significant crash to avoid being crushed between other cars and several near misses. My chosen work for the past 14 years is physically intensive and I would not be able to do it with any significant injuries. As much as I love to ride I had to leave it behind. I've owned some great Harleys with a good bit of my own work into them, miss the open road or just putting around town, lots of great memories. But it's just not the right thing for me now. Maybe if I'm ever able to retire I'll pick it up again.

Richard

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56sedandelivery 
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Loc: Everett, Wa.
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03-16-17 10:25 PM - Post#2681899    
    In response to someotherguy

After 32 years in healthcare, and seeing the the outcome of so many of car VS motorcycle (and vise versa), there is no way I'd ever ride a bike. The biker has absolutely no protection (that really matters), and the helmet just makes identifying the body easier. Most biker injuries are to the legs, then the spine; you can't get around very well without either of those. Around here today, was the first NICE day of the year, and the bikes were out in force (so were the small planes); and so were the stupid ones (most it seems). Most of these bikes are so FAST, and many riders so inexperienced; now throw in car/truck drivers that just don't see them, and it usually adds up to a very bad outcome for the bike rider. I think it has maybe gotten a little better since the bikes now have such bright colors, as well as biker attire being fluorescent and bright; it is easier to be seen. But a lot of these guys bring it on themselves; how many have seen bikers flying down the freeway, weaving in and out of traffic, using the shoulders, and sometimes on only the rear tire? I rest my case; I won't get on a bike. Even a good friend has given up riding after 40 plus years; he finally saw the light, and wants to live a little longer. And as far as being drunk, it don't matter; bikes, cars, trucks, airplanes, ships, and trains, they are out there! Is it the vehicle, operator, alcohol, or just a bad combination of all of them? I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
Maxbigblock 
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03-17-17 05:59 AM - Post#2681930    
    In response to 100 CHEVY

From the old movie "Little Fauss and Big Halsey"
Robert Redford has a line where he says, "Cycles is a mean business lady".

Max

I'm from the ONCE great city of Flint, Michigan. The birthplace of General Motors, where A C Spark Plug was formed and headquartered, where the first Corvettes were hand built, and where my 1955 Chevy was made.



 
TAT_2 
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03-17-17 11:58 AM - Post#2681979    
    In response to 100 CHEVY

BAD ENUF ON 4WHEELS OUT THERE

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Louiem 
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03-19-17 08:30 PM - Post#2682289    
    In response to TAT_2

I just came back(today) from a 1780 mile trip to Mexico. Sure it's dangerous but not a big deal. You have to be super defensive and even then something could happen. Oh, I am retired. (well semi-retired). I too had stopped riding years ago and only recently started riding again.



 
0utlaw 
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03-20-17 03:30 AM - Post#2682322    
    In response to 100 CHEVY

I feel your pain.
Nothing will get resolved until rules are enforced and there are stiffer penalties. Especially here in Florida, there is very little police presence to enforce the very tough drunk driving and motor vehicle rules. What good are rules if they are not enforced?
Tailgating is huge here. And speeding is OUT OF CONTROL. If you are out on the road doing slightly over the speed limit, you will find lines of cars stacked up behind you just waiting to pass at what I would guess is 10-30 mph over the limit.Very dangerous. Those radar control speeding signs don't help much.




 
62BillT 
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03-20-17 06:16 AM - Post#2682351    
    In response to 0utlaw

Crazy.

As far as locking up drunk drivers and them getting away with it, it really depends on the state. Here in Virginia, any kind of impaired driving is taken very seriously. Some of the fines, penalties and jail sentences are unbelieve-able. Male or Female alike.

It needs to be like that on a national level.

We also put prisoners to work. Just past another road gang the other day working on the side of the road.

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Jalapeno 
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03-20-17 08:41 PM - Post#2682495    
    In response to 62BillT

  • 62BillT Said:
Crazy.

As far as locking up drunk drivers and them getting away with it, it really depends on the state. Here in Virginia, any kind of impaired driving is taken very seriously. Some of the fines, penalties and jail sentences are unbelieve-able. Male or Female alike.

It needs to be like that on a national level.

We also put prisoners to work. Just past another road gang the other day working on the side of the road.



Virginia has the right idea. I wish all states did the same.

Jalapeno


 
2blu52 
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03-22-17 07:59 AM - Post#2682723    
    In response to 100 CHEVY

We read in the papers all the time about DWI or DUI arrests of persons who have 5 or 6 such arrests on their record. Several years ago two people were killed when a driver with at least 5 previous DWI citations hit them head on. Montana has had a social attitude about drunk driving but it is changing slowly.

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