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(Click Orlando)   Texting on motorcycle at 1AM? Darwin is there   (clickorlando.com ) divider line
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7485 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Jan 2013 at 1:36 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-01-10 02:20:15 PM  
2 votes:

Scatteredsun: DROxINxTHExWIND: skinink: I guess it wasn't enough of a challenge worrying about cagers running him down, so he had to increase the motorcycle danger by texting while riding.

Awww Jesus H., is "cagers" really a slang term used by bikers to describe people who drive cars? Please tell me it means something else.

Nope, thats about it.


Although is more of a functional nickname that reminds themselves and others how volunerable motorcycles are compared to cars. Which is nice to keep in mind seeing how cars turning into the path of motorcycles is the single largest cause of motorcycle accidents.

At least it's not a flat out pejorative such as "donor-cycle".
2013-01-10 02:02:07 PM  
2 votes:
FTCSOTFA: aimee toussaint • a day ago

He was a childhood friend of mine and an amazing father of two beautiful boys. Most people are guilty of being on their phones when they shouldn't be. none the less when things like this happen, it is still a tragedy. RIP my friend, you will be missed dearly!


1. A 40-year-old father of 2 out being an idiot at 1am on a Wednesday morning. Unsat. Also, not a Darwin Award candidate.

2. Don't be like Aimee Toussaint... if ever a person that you care about is killed in public (murder, suicide, or accident) the LAST THING you want to do is read the comments or add your own in the local news. Trust me, you are not going to feel better after reading what we assholes of the internet have to say about your loved one.
2013-01-10 01:41:40 PM  
2 votes:

Badafuco: DROxINxTHExWIND: Is there ever a good time to text while riding a motorcycle?

When it's parked?


Then you'd be "sitting on" and not "riding". See also: the difference between being in a car and driving it.
2013-01-10 05:05:26 PM  
1 vote:

Glancing Blow: SkylineRecords: computerguyUT: I've actually seen this firsthand.
Being a 30+ year motorcycle rider, I have to say it's by far one of the dumbest things I have ever seen with my own eyes.

And I have teenagers, so that's saying alot.

I'm a 1-year man and I know that's farking dumb. I won't even put a sound system on my bike because I'm too afraid of being distracted.

I tried that too, but my wife insisted on riding with me.


That's a first, a motorcycle with an airbag.

/just kidding
//Been riding for 33 years.
2013-01-10 04:41:08 PM  
1 vote:

omgbears: Contrast with ATGATT: All The Gear, All The Time


I have no problem with them; I have two good friends that are still vertical thanks to ATGATT. One did get a ride in a helicopter that he'll never recall out of the experience, but his helmet paid the price so that his skull didn't have to.

Knowing what I know about motorcycle safety, I'm constantly dumbfounded when I see SC riders with no helmets, no shirts, wearing flip flops, you name it while on the interstate. It is difficult to stick out as a dumbass in this state, but they manage it.
2013-01-10 03:57:29 PM  
1 vote:

regornam: CtrlAltDestroy: Which is nice to keep in mind seeing how cars turning into the path of motorcycles is the single largest cause of motorcycle accidents.

According to the cyclists, anyway. Guessing the "cager" would disagree. Also, "cager"? Lame.


It's according to the people who studied such things, actually.

From the link -

"75% of accidents were found to involve a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle, while the remaining 25% of accidents were single motorcycle accidents."

then

"In the multiple vehicle accidents, the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcycle right-of-way and caused the accident in two-thirds of those accidents."

But go ahead and continue on with your preconceived notions and wrong assumptions while simultaneously telling other people how lame they are.
2013-01-10 03:50:54 PM  
1 vote:
www.stealingshare.com
1... 2... Kalamazoo
2013-01-10 02:09:22 PM  
1 vote:
It is stupid and irresponsible to text while your driving a car. On a motorcycle is a whole new level of stupid.
2013-01-10 01:54:16 PM  
1 vote:

Flragnararch: While you're waiting at a red light that won't change because the sensor can't detect you


If this affects you, and it sounds like it does, check your state laws; there are those that allow motorcyclists to treat a red light as a stop sign for this very reason. F*cking magnets, how do they work? Not well for motorcycles, Violent J, not well.

Also, have we confirmed that this now-stain on the roadway hasn't passed on his genes, denying natural selection its deserved victory? I consider this Darwin Award candidacy probationary at best at this time. I guess I should read TFA.
2013-01-10 01:45:17 PM  
1 vote:
HAHAHA HA AAA A AAA HAAAA AHAAAA AAAAHAAAA

kk im done
2013-01-10 01:44:13 PM  
1 vote:
I've actually seen this firsthand.
Being a 30+ year motorcycle rider, I have to say it's by far one of the dumbest things I have ever seen with my own eyes.

And I have teenagers, so that's saying alot.
2013-01-10 01:41:40 PM  
1 vote:

DROxINxTHExWIND: Is there ever a good time to text while riding a motorcycle?


While you're waiting at a red light that won't change because the sensor can't detect you
2013-01-10 01:41:19 PM  
1 vote:

DROxINxTHExWIND: Is there ever a good time to text while riding a motorcycle?


A moving motorcycle? no.
2013-01-10 01:40:46 PM  
1 vote:

DROxINxTHExWIND: Is there ever a good time to text while riding a motorcycle?


When it's parked?
2013-01-10 01:40:23 PM  
1 vote:
#YOLO AMIRITE?
2013-01-10 01:39:16 PM  
1 vote:
Clearly we need to ban Honda vehicles.
2013-01-10 01:37:39 PM  
1 vote:
Is there ever a good time to text while riding a motorcycle?
 
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