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Poll: Has the Isle of Man TT become too dangerous?

Has the isle of man become too dangerous?

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plumbgod

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plumbgod says:

nanny state again

 If you ask any of the racers they will tell you that they do it for the love of it and know the risks and race regardless

Take the attitude of Guy Martin after his big crash a few years ago, and Connor cummins after that horrific crash,both of them were  back on a bike doing the same thing as soon as they were able with no regrets, i just wish the liberal nanny state idiots would bore off and leave the racing to those who know best

 

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busaman195

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busaman195 says:

tt

Love to watch it but thats it,i havn`t got big balls unlike the rider`s who ride the TT.hat`s off to them

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ANichol

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ANichol says:

I'm not sure

the 'level' of risk really changes.

The speeds go up, but then brakes, tyres, and protection performance do to; as does medical assistance.

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supermario

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supermario says:

Nobody makes em do it

they want to.

 

And if the man from the ministry stepped in and said something like 600's tops, I'm sure there would be a wave of protests, with the loudest voices coming from the riders themselves.

 

Leave it alone.

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rockabillyboy

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Our Nanny state would love to do something to restrict the power & reduce the risks ,but when it comes to bikers they never seem to know what to do . It will probably be the E.U. that sticks it"s nose in and our government will accept any rules or laws as they normally do ,as it doesn"t reflect on them .But if you think about it the riders cannot go on increasing speed and power forever ,there has to be a cut - off point no matter how much the fans & riders would hate it .It"s probably one of the last things on Earth where you can risk your neck on a combustion engined vehicle without lots of restrictions and on public roads ,rallying comes close but is much safer for the driver /passenger . Mountain climbing ,potholing ,and skydiving are adrenalin activities  but as spectator sports are they like the T.T. ?.

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Sheene Fan7

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Sheene Fan7 says:

even if you had a 100mph limit there would still be the odd death

its just the nature of the beast.

they all know the danger and choose to race, so leave them alone

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ratchetman

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ratchetman says:

Thin end of the wedge

 If the Nanny state we live in stopped the isle of Man, What next?? The irish road race series?, short ciruit racing? MOTOX?  and ultimately motor cyclists who use the public highway.They are all dangerous activitives and most of us ride bikes because we get a buzz out of the element of danger. The riders who ride the TT know the risks and you only have to look at Guy Martin and John Maguinnes, Bruce Anstey ect  to realize the TT is a big part of their lives. The TT went through a very simular time in the 70s but survived. Their is nothing else quite like it and long may it continue 

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kennygorrie

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kennygorrie says:

Ratchetman

 Must admit I was swaying to the "bit too dangerous" side but you hit it on the head. Well said

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

No

It hasn't become too dangerous, it has always been too dangerous.

Look how far back the long list of fatalities stretches.

The IoM economy does very nicely out of the TT and the unpleasant truth is that they don't care about the fatalities so long as the cash keeps rolling in.

The way I see it the TT is simply people commiting suicide as public entertainment.

Maybe the bookies could make a few bob from gambling on which of the contestants dies?

The people I feel sorry for are the friends and families left behind.

No comfort to them when the old cliches get trotted out.

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kwackanacki

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kwackanacki says:

TT

As an adult, if I want to take a risk, it should be my decision. If the people who say no get their way where would it stop? Ban bikes all together as we have deaths on the road!

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