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post #1 of 15 Old 09-06-2007, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Motorcyclists are at a distinct disadvantage in traffic. They’re smaller, and therefore harder to see, and studies have shown that car drivers just aren’t looking for motorcycles when scanning the traffic ahead and next to them.

To help driver awareness of motorcycles on the roads, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has put together an excellent Web site called For Car Drivers.

The Web site features quick tips for car drivers, as well as video outlining the most common car/motorcycle accidents at intersections and on the open road.
- By Craig Fitzgerald
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post #2 of 15 Old 09-06-2007, 11:15 AM
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Now let's see how many cagers who don't ride bikes flock to this website to read up on looking out for motorcycles. I'm glad they've done this but it's not going to be effective without some public awareness and requirements by local governments. This information should be on the state driving tests in all states. One of the biggest problems IMO is the state driving tests are too easy.

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post #3 of 15 Old 09-06-2007, 11:22 AM
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I also suggest they take driver's licenses away from everyone under 18 and over 70.

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I also suggest they take driver's licenses away from everyone under 18 and over 70.
I would have been driving support for my mom for the last 13 years if they did this. She's 45 minutes away from me. She has never had an accident. You're stereotyping. I've seen much worse 45 year old mom's on the cell phone while driving that her on her worst days.

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I would have been driving support for my mom for the last 13 years if they did this. She's 45 minutes away from me. She has never had an accident. You're stereotyping. I've seen much worse 45 year old mom's on the cell phone while driving that her on her worst days.
Remember that the next time an old person in their 75 Chrysler decides to make a spontaneous left turn in front of you without signaling.

... that is if you're alive to remember it.

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I would have been driving support for my mom for the last 13 years if they did this. She's 45 minutes away from me. She has never had an accident. You're stereotyping. I've seen much worse 45 year old mom's on the cell phone while driving that her on her worst days.
I agree. I have been driving since I was about 10. You can't fit everyone into the same mold when it comes to driving cars. Perhaps tougher tests and better training is the answer.

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post #7 of 15 Old 09-06-2007, 12:13 PM
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Retesting at predetermined ages and or years of active driving would help. Some people are unwilling to admit proplems that hinder thier ability to drive. They continue to do it because no one tells them they are unfit to continue.

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post #8 of 15 Old 09-06-2007, 12:18 PM
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They continue to do it because no one tells them they are unfit to continue.
Just to elaborate on that one.
-Or they continue because they are too damn stubborn to listen when people tell them they are a hazard.
-Or they continue because they know there isn't a retest.
-Or they continue because, even if they get caught, the likelihood of actually having their driving priviliges suspended is unlikely.

I agree, a retest of driving ability should be mandatory every 10 years. This retest is shortened to every three years for habitual offenders.

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Remember that the next time an old person in their 75 Chrysler decides to make a spontaneous left turn in front of you without signaling.

... that is if you're alive to remember it.
I will async, if I live past the idiots driving between the ages of 18 and 70.

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Sadly, my dad is just into his 60s, and I may have to take his license sooner than I'd like. Not looking forward to it.

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Remember that the next time an old person in their 75 Chrysler decides to make a spontaneous left turn in front of you without signaling.

... that is if you're alive to remember it.
That could be anyone, of any age. What's your deal?

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That could be anyone, of any age. What's your deal?
It's pretty self explanitory but here's an article in case you need help.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...s-usat1a_N.htm

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It would be a pain but, retesting every three years and after moving violations.

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It's pretty self explanitory but here's an article in case you need help.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...s-usat1a_N.htm
I don't need any help to understand your narrow viewpoint. You are stereotyping, plain and simple.

I haven't had any problem with elderly drivers here in Colorado. Most of my problems stem from military guys who think they are invincible. They are the scary ones. The old people I can see coming from a mile away.

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I have always tried to give elderly drivers some courtesy. Started years ago when I saw how people treated my grandfather trying to drive at an elderly age.

In Louisville, an elderly person trying to be safe and run the speed limit is cut off, cursed at, and tailgated. Those are the people whose liscense I like to see yanked for a year, then retested.

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