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Steve Farrell  says:

Motorcyclists half as likely to drink-drive

Bikers are half as likely as other road users to drink-drive, according to the Motorcycle Industry Association. Figures show that only 1.4% of riders tested after an accident failed a breathalyzer, compared to 2.7% of all road user casualties. An MCI spokesman said: “Although motorcyclists are half as likely as car drivers to take the risk of drinking and driving, the...

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Apr 09

Posts: 99

Sanjuricus says:

If you are going to drive....don't drink.

If you have had a drink....don't drive.


It's not rocket science yet people still do it and still screw there lives up as well as the lives of those who fall victim to their stupidity. I have absolutely zero respect, tolerance or sympathy for drink drivers.

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Aug 08

Posts: 585

LEO61 says:


People tend to forget about the next day, if there is any doubt, leave the bike at home !!!!

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Jun 08

Posts: 137

Ridefree says:

Last Xmas a car went through a very prominent red light in front of me on a main road and screeched to a stop after the junction. Then, 5 mins later, approaching a very large grass roundabout on a dual carriageway, there was an old red Fiesta driving very slowly in front of me - he didn't even brake but drove straight over the roundabout and continued straight on! Hic!

So it's easier to drink and drive in a car, there's even a drinks holder near the handbrake.!

I never drink at all when going on the bike, my reflexes are slow enough as it is! Except once, as a teenager - 2 pints of lager and a ride home at night, with the throttle pinned, trying to stay  on the road between the nearside and offside walls. I know - words don't describe it.

Merry Xmas, anyway.



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Jun 09

Posts: 123

antimagneto says:

No wonder

Drinking and riding usually means you fall off, and it hurts. Trouble is, you can't fall off a car so in the mind of a dd it's just a legal issue..... Worse still is a HGV driver, piloting a 40 ton artic which hit a bridge near our works. You guessed, he was over the limit. Can you imagine the potential carnage had he have hit pedestrians instead???

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Dec 10

Posts: 1

jmr1975 says:

all i can say to this article is i'm just glad the traffic cops don't park up a mile along the road from rally sites on sunday mornings... that would be a dead cert way to get the drink driving numbers up a bit!

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Jan 10

Posts: 186

Hey !

I'll drink to that !

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