Pickup truck driver dies after crash with motorcycle

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Rectaltronics, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Rectaltronics

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    More here: http://www.katu.com/news/local/Driver-of-pickup-dies-in-crash-with-motorcycle-217322661.html

    Am I a douche for thinking this is a rare instance of perfect justice?
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  2. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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    Yup.
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  5. Rectaltronics

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  6. Garp

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    I don't think "perfect justice" has someone dying after making a tragic mistake. If he made the turn with intent to kill, then maybe you're right.
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  7. Rectaltronics

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    Well-stated, thank you, and certainly my knee-jerk reaction is ugly.

    Here's the thing...

    Cruising the news wires this morning there were several instances, not just that one, of reports around the country of vehicles turning in front of motorcycles and inevitably, the motorcyclist(s) die or are crippled. A double fatality yesterday in FL when a couple on a motorcycle got a dose of turning automobile. Another couple died in MI on Saturday, same thing, turning pickup truck.

    It is sickening and I'm tired of seeing it. People in this country treat the task of driving far too casually. They know that insurance will pay for their fuck-ups, their airbag-laden cages will protect them and unless they can be proven to be drunk/drugged out of their minds the worst that can happen is they get a traffic summons. Maybe if motorists find out they too can die or become maimed when they hit motorcycles, maybe they'll be just a bit less careless.

    To me, carelessness connects to intent just as well as DUI does.
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  8. OrangeYZ

    OrangeYZ Been here awhile

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    Doesn't stop people from running into semis and trains, so no, probably not going to happen.
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  9. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    So, if I can, when a 4, or more, wheeled vehicle turns left in front of me and is going to cause an accident, I should try to leap off my bike and aim for the windshield of the turner?

    Got it! :thumb
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  10. LuciferMutt

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    If you are, so am I...
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  12. abnslr

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    Inattention has consequences sometimes. This time I'm glad to see the them (mostly) applied to the apparently inattentive party.
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  13. dwestly

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    Remember to aim head first...that's what the helmet is for... :rofl
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  14. klaviator

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    And wear a helmet like this:

    [​IMG]
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  15. viverrid

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    Nah, they'll just want motorcycles outlawed for being dangerous to car occupants.

    Or want car windshields to be motorcyclist-proof.
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  16. Rango

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    Correct observation.

    It's always the rattlesnake that gets the blame when it bites the one that steps on it.:deal
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    Not the windshield, but if possible try to jump over the very rigid edge of the car's roof. I know that I can't react that fast, but if one could, and the crash was inevitable, that would be a smart move to make. Probably lay 'er down to slide under a semi trailer, too, and miss the reefer generator hanging under the trailer at the same time....
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    This proves it! Mandatory helmet laws put other motorists in danger! :lol3
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