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Steve Farrell  says:

Rider deaths down

Motorcycle fatalities fell 10% last year according to latest government figures. It’s the second year in a row of improvement after a fall of 15% in 2010. Rider deaths were down 33% in 2011 compared to the average number killed per year from 2005-2009.  The motorcycle fatality rate – taking into account miles travelled by bike – was down even...

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snev

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snev says:

HairyMuppet

I take it that you havn't read it then?  I have and you will find your answers there including a figure for "loss of control".

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

It all goes to prove that stringent measures such as imprisonment for speeding bikers is working to reduce motorcycle fatalities... also that letting motorists off for killing bikers is working towards safer roads too... I don't know how but it is... ok?

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jimbo8098

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jimbo8098 says:

SMIDSY

still *looks* like a big problem (heh).

Advances in our gear manufacturing process mean we are less likely to be seriously hurt/killed on the roads by our own actions , but when a car is involved , you are talking rapid decellerations of the bike and stuff happens a tad quicker , you land under wheels , no gear on this planet can save you from that!

Think the numbers might be down due to less people taking up biking too. When I did my bike licence back when I was 17 , everyones opinion was "you are going to die" but biking is only as dangerous as you make it in most cases. If you take the proper routes through traffic and try your best to stay out of blind spots , wear a hi-viz , keep a road position that allows you to do an evasive or gives you a bit more time to react , stops you getting slammed into a wall or a truck, I find that helps around cities. But people don't think bikers are like that. They see us and think of some sportsbike manica filtering at 60 and not giving a rats ass about anyone else. Maybe the opinion is getting better what with the qualifications you need nowadays to ride a bike.

But those car/bike deaths are what really get me. It just says people are just unwilling to do lifesavers and look for us. Oh , and by the way , thats all our fault because we are a smaller , lighter vehicle. Slap yourself in the face everyone. Go do more training to correct all your issues with your riding because you can't keep from hugging cars.

GRRR!

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Fomancu

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Fomancu says:

is it because there are less bikes on the road due to incidents like this???

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-19758459

 

seems if you possibly ride fast near a horse( who seemingly didnt really care) you can expect to be treated like this??? yea gods--where are the real priorities

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Fomancu

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Fomancu says:

????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZBPc8EiyqY&feature=player_embedded

 

did I miss summit----oh and is that the A19?--if it is why is there a horse on it?

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blueeyes

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blueeyes says:

Formancu

104 mph ?  Past a horse as well?

Whether the horse appeared bothered or not, do you not think that it was dangerous?

If you check the highway code, horses are allowed on A roads, just as you are.

He deserves his ban just on the speed alone.

Its alright saying "it didn't appeared to be bothered", but as someone who rides both bikes and horses, you can never tell how a horse is going to react to any noise.  Trained or not.

You feckin eejut

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Fomancu

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Fomancu says:

"feckin eejut"????

"you can never tell how a horse is going to react to any noise"---so it makes sense to take it out on a very busy A-Road---??????

Oh and Blue-eyes---havnt you ever travelled over national speed limit? ( and where did I mention he didnt deserve the ban)---are you saying anyone who does 104 in a 60 deserves a ban--or anyone who does 104 in a 60 "and gets caught" deserves a ban--where do you stand exactly?

 

The whole point of the post is simply--was his penalty exacerbated by the presence of a horse---indeed what would have been without a horse :-DDD----so theres no need for unpleasentries--oh and the speed was apparently  before the said horse--and hes not a bad rider--he saw the "possible" threat--checked his mirror and reduced his speed---

 

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hairyMuppet

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hairyMuppet says:

snev

No, I haven't read it yet as MCN did not provide a link. Anyone else whos is interested can read it here:

<Link removed as MCN does not like it>

Apol if quadruple-post. Why MCN is eating posts with links beats the hell out of me...

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snev

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snev says:

hmmmm

Gorilla's on basketball courts, Feckin eejuts, Hairy muppets, rats ass's, Pasta horses, power rangers Jeese, I love this Site.

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Fomancu

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Fomancu says:

@ snev

:-)

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