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Old 12-29-2012, 02:25 PM   #221
Wraith Rider
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Originally Posted by BobbySands View Post
one wreck-- that's enough in my eyes
Motorcycles are only 2 percent of the registered vehicles nationally, but motorcyclist fatalities are 5 percent of traffic fatalities each year. Motorcyclists account for over 2,100 fatalities and 56,000 injuries. The fatality rate per mile traveled for motorcyclists is 16 times that of car occupants, and the injury rate is about 4 times that of car occupants.
Obviously we have someone here who thinks motorcycling should be outlawed.

Originally Posted by Chaplain View Post
Helmets also mitigate loss of control in the event of foreign object strikes.
In about 100,000 miles there was one foreign object impact that would have been able to cause me trouble if I was helmetless. But then that was at triple the speed than I would ride without a helmet. Also a hit to the body could as well lead to an accident, but there's no law for full armor.

Originally Posted by Chaplain View Post
I choose to ride. I will do reasonable things to mitigate risk of injury.
That's a contradiction in itself. Take a look at Bobby's figures about motorcyclist injuries and fatalities. No one in a sane state of mind could "choosing to ride" call "doing reasonable things to mitigate risk".
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