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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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Sanjuricus

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Sanjuricus says:

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

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

IT'S LITERALLY THAT SIMPLE!!!

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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LEO61

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LEO61 says:

Drink/Ride

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

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Ridefree

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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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antimagneto

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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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jmr1975

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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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mrblistershifter

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Hey !

I'll drink to that !

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