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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-28-2011, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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It's Time to Ban the Motorcycle

Good thing we ride scooters!

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Re: It's Time to Ban the Motorcycle

By the authors logic banning motorcycling would have to be toward the back of the line behind other, more dangerous sports. If you really want to keep your loved ones safe you should instead ban:
Bicycling
Basketball
Baseball & Softball
Downhill Skiing
Weightlifting
Football
Golf
These all account for a far greater number of serious injuries requiring hospitalization every year than motorcycling does.

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Re: It's Time to Ban the Motorcycle

how many heart attacks are caused by sitting in a recliner eating wings and watching sports, maybe we should ban that too
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By the authors logic banning motorcycling would have to be toward the back of the line behind other, more dangerous sports. If you really want to keep your loved ones safe you should instead ban:
Bicycling
Basketball
Baseball & Softball
Downhill Skiing
Weightlifting
Football
Golf
These all account for a far greater number of serious injuries requiring hospitalization every year than motorcycling does.
Not that I am contesting your point, but I'm curious as to where this data came from.

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Re: It's Time to Ban the Motorcycle

Yes, I should have put this in my reply above. But here it is, better late than never.
The motorcycle figures I found are from the Insurance Industry Institute http://www.iii.org/media/hottopics/insu ... otorcycle/
The 2009 statistics list 88,595 motorcycle accidents resulting in injury or fatality in 2009.
The sports figures are from the US Consumer Product Safety Comission http://search.cpsc.gov/query.html?qt=sp ... iso-8859-1
This report lists 365,000 hospital related injuries (1998 numbers)

The CPSC figures only include statistics for ages 35 - 54 for sports related injuries, while the motorcycle statistics include riders of all ages.

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By the authors logic banning motorcycling would have to be toward the back of the line behind other, more dangerous sports. If you really want to keep your loved ones safe you should instead ban:
Bicycling
Basketball
Baseball & Softball
Downhill Skiing
Weightlifting
Football
Golf
These all account for a far greater number of serious injuries requiring hospitalization every year than motorcycling does.
Let's not forget hiking in wilderness areas, jet skis, private aircraft...Not to mention smoking, of course.
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how many heart attacks are caused by sitting in a recliner eating wings and watching sports, maybe we should ban that too
Somebody had thay exact response (with a bit more elaboration and ad hominem) in the discussion portion of the web site. Very funny.

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I would like to see research on the stress related heart attacks caused to readers by unscrupulous people posing as "journalists", writing for so called "newspapers"

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"Hurt Report" (Volume I: Technical Report, Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures, January, 1981-Final Report conducted by the Traffic Safety Center of the University of Southern California)

A little dated, but most of the percentages are about the same.
Around 10% of accidents involve motorcyclists who had been drinking, but they accounted for over 40% of the fatalities.
74% of the accidents studied involved multi-vehicle collisions; 28% of them involving left-turning cars.
Riders without motorcycle licenses were more than twice as likely to be involved in a crash.
Riders with professional instruction (like MSF courses) were less than half as likely to be involved in a crash.
Only 17% of the single-vehicle accidents were found to be caused by rider error.

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Clown... It's time to ban him from creating negative propaghanda!

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