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310th Falcon
08-14-2007, 06:20 AM
S!

Video Link 6.9mb (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v445/michaejlt/?action=view&current=003.flv)

The car ran a red light. The bike had the right away.

Then you see an Police Officer running towards the scene...and instead of checking out if the cyclist is ok...he starts controlling traffic!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Let's all be careful out there!!


Best Regards

310th Falcon
08-14-2007, 06:20 AM
S!

Video Link 6.9mb (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v445/michaejlt/?action=view&current=003.flv)

The car ran a red light. The bike had the right away.

Then you see an Police Officer running towards the scene...and instead of checking out if the cyclist is ok...he starts controlling traffic!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Let's all be careful out there!!


Best Regards

Jagdgeschwader2
08-14-2007, 07:11 AM
Holy cow! I can't believe the guy is still alive. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif His body spun like a top! Precisely the reason why I sold my bike a long time ago. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif It's dangerous enough in a car.

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg

Monty_Thrud
08-14-2007, 10:44 AM
I think you'll find thats not a Policeman and yes it's dangerous out there, some people drive a car like they're sitting infront of the TV.

Enforcer572005
08-14-2007, 11:02 AM
I ride a scooter 99% of the time (90 mpg, goes 60+), and I drive like I expect every idiot to kill me, especially when I come to intersections. These morons are just stupid, and too many women are yaking on their cell phones. I'm not gonna quit riding it though....can't afford to.

skimbo
08-14-2007, 12:50 PM
I hear you matey.

Its illegal in the UK to natter on a mobile phone while driving unless you've got a hands free kit.

The amount of times I've almost been swatted off my Supermoto (Husqvarna 510SMR) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif by tossers in cars while nattering is astounding.

On a few occassions I've had some choice words to say to them during the summer when there windows are wound down. Theres nothing more satisfying than leaning in through said morons window as you pass yelling at them to "get off the farking phone" before scooting off.

Priceless the look on the numpties faces...

Another trick is to pull up alongisde them at traffic lights and constantly blip the throttle. A 500cc single with an Arrow exhaust makes quite a racket - just watch their windows go up as you stare them down...

A**holes.

Skimbo

Gibbage1
08-14-2007, 01:04 PM
I ride a Suzuki DL-650 and I also ride like everyone is trying too kill me. I have avoided many accedents that way. NEVER expect someone to obay the law or see you. Im not saying this is the scooters fault, but its clear that car was not stopping before he entered the intersection.

Another big hazzard for a motorcyclist is being stopped at a light, and having a car hit you from behind. Thats why I never stay at a light in nutral, but keep it in gear and my eyes on my rear view mirror.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/gibbage/weetrunk.jpg

mortoma
08-14-2007, 01:10 PM
When I lived in Boise, Idaho in '05 thru '06, I was amazed at how many people talk on the phone while driving. I was sitting at a light once and 6 of 10 people going through the intersection were on cell phones!! I counted about 50 cars in that count, about 30 were on cells. Be careful if you ever drive through Boise!!

mortoma
08-14-2007, 01:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gibbage1:
I ride a Suzuki DL-650 and I also ride like everyone is trying too kill me. I have avoided many accedents that way. NEVER expect someone to obay the law or see you. Im not saying this is the scooters fault, but its clear that car was not stopping before he entered the intersection.

Another big hazzard for a motorcyclist is being stopped at a light, and having a car hit you from behind. Thats why I never stay at a light in nutral, but keep it in gear and my eyes on my rear view mirror.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/gibbage/weetrunk.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Not a bad idea to watch your mirror. I was hit from behind in my Honda Civic in May and I did see them coming too fast from behind but it was too late, nowhere to go. Luckily I was not hurt, nor were they in the other car. They had Met Life insurance which failed to pay for $300.00 in damage to my car.

Their excuse to not pay the claim?? They said they were unable to get ahold of the lady that hit me by phone and so could not get her side of the story!!! Another lame excuse to not pay up by unscrupulous insurers!!

LEBillfish
08-14-2007, 02:36 PM
and here in the U.S. we constantly want to argue helmet laws.......Used to ride my bike wearing the most rediculous of nothings...yet last few times no matter how hot, it's full heavy reinforced leathers, and even considering going to race leathers and full face helmet.

May look odd on a Harley, yet go not show the point.....lack of a head not a good look http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

310th Falcon
08-14-2007, 02:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I think you'll find thats not a Policeman and yes it's dangerous out there, some people drive a car like they're sitting infront of the TV. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
He may not...but if you look closer at his right hip it appears to be a holster with a firearm.
Also the side streets in Japan are very small and narrow. Hard to see anything until your out in the intersection.

Additionally people and motorcycles riders here in Japan will cross the street or go between cars without looking first...they have the right of way and you will obey the laws or else.


Best Regards

gkll
08-14-2007, 03:40 PM
Yes the cagers are a bunch of morons for sure... not to be trusted. Luckily up here on the great plains of Canada the traffic density is pretty low, I haven't had a near miss with a distracted cell phone yakking cager for some time now... knock wood.

Motorcycles don't always lose on their own though, car vs bike.... I saw a picture of a 600 lb cruiser nearly cut a subcompact in half...

slipBall
08-14-2007, 03:47 PM
And another Japan bike mishap, not for the faint of heart....alot like that Monty Python movie


http://uk.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUKT13970120070814

TheGozr
08-14-2007, 04:05 PM
It hurt me just to read about it..

Pictures of LEBillfish on a bike this is not to miss http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I always did miss all of them.

VW-IceFire
08-14-2007, 04:05 PM
Wow...just wow. The guy on the scooter gets nailed! Betcha the car driver was talking on a cell phone. Whenever you hear about a collision these days on the news its either alcohol, drugs, driving waaay over the posted limit, or a cellphone. Usually some combination of both.

Driving is a full time sport as far as I'm concerned.

Monterey13
08-14-2007, 04:12 PM
Cell phone texting is becoming a bigger killer than driving while intoxicated here in the US.
I constantly observe everyone else while on my bike. Usually, I have to avoid a collision at least once a day. Sometimes, I wish I had .50 cals mounted on my forks. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

TheGozr
08-14-2007, 04:20 PM
The driver license an other Joke ..

zardozid
08-14-2007, 05:33 PM
When I drive a motorcycle I assume that no one see's me...it has saved my life more then once.

I hate the expression people give you after they almost kill you. They smile, hold their hands up shrug their shoulders, and say "I didn't see you...gee I'm sorry."

One little tip I have picked up after my years of riding is to make eye contact with every car that is going to cross your path. If you never see them look at you, watch out!

Gibbage1
08-14-2007, 08:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by zardozid:
One little tip I have picked up after my years of riding is to make eye contact with every car that is going to cross your path. If you never see them look at you, watch out! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dont assume that always works. I had a friend that SWORE he had eye contact, and the guy still turned in front of him. Still didnt see him, like he was invisable. I have had 2 people turn in front of me. Fortunatly, I predicted them and was able to dodge them. One of these days, I wanna chase them down and do something too there side view mittors with my boot, but then they would arrest me.

BTW. Blode's are the most dangerous cagers out there, be sure!

310th Falcon
08-14-2007, 10:26 PM
I just want to correct an error on my part. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

My Japanese friends here at Yokota AFB pointed out to me that the traffic is heading on the right side...not the left side of the road in Japan. I didn't notice it at first, so now we think this accident happen on Korea instead.
Koreans drive on the right side of the road like US. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif

Best Regards

PBNA-Boosher
08-15-2007, 01:37 AM
My dad got his motorcycle license a year ago. One day after he showed up 3 hours late and didn't call we made it mandatory that he has to pull over every 2 hours and call us when he's on the bike. He's not thrilled about it, but we just have to keep reminding him it's his fault we can't trust him.

KIMURA
08-15-2007, 04:08 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 310th Falcon:
S!
Then you see an Police Officer running towards the scene...and instead of checking out if the cyclist is ok...he starts controlling traffic!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
Let's all be careful out there!!Best Regards </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The policeman is doing right. There are 4 steps in chronologic order you have to follow when entering a traffic accident scene:
1.Stop traffic
2.provide security for the accident scene
3.first aid (3rd rank in that guideline)
4.alarming rescue team(s) (Police, ,ambulance, fire brigade)

zardozid
08-15-2007, 12:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">quote:
Originally posted by zardozid:
One little tip I have picked up after my years of riding is to make eye contact with every car that is going to cross your path. If you never see them look at you, watch out!



Dont assume that always works. I had a friend that SWORE he had eye contact, and the guy still turned in front of him. Still didnt see him, like he was invisable. I have had 2 people turn in front of me. Fortunatly, I predicted them and was able to dodge them. One of these days, I wanna chase them down and do something too there side view mittors with my boot, but then they would arrest me. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


I agree...nothing "works" all the time, but anything you can do to improve your odds is worth it. IMO if you take the time to look for "driver awareness" cues like eye contact it's going to improve your overall "situational awareness" (I'm rather pleased with myself for working in the SA reference) and reaction time...


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I just want to correct an error on my part. Hammer

My Japanese friends here at Yokota AFB pointed out to me that the traffic is heading on the right side...not the left side of the road in Japan. I didn't notice it at first, so now we think this accident happen on Korea instead.
Koreans drive on the right side of the road like US. Oops

Best Regards </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


I noticed that too, but didn't want to get in a debate over it...

BSS_Goat
08-15-2007, 12:33 PM
Ever try to have sex in the back seat of a motorcycle?

Choctaw111
08-15-2007, 03:59 PM
I have seen that one before. That guy driving the car is a blooming idiot! He didn't even slow down for the red light until he saw the guy on the bike, then it was far too late. The poor fellow on the bike is going to suffer for the rest of his life in one way or another.

zardozid
08-15-2007, 04:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Picture of BSS_Goat

Posted Wed August 15 2007 11:33 Hide Post
Ever try to have sex in the back seat of a motorcycle? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


<span class="ev_code_PINK">I had a girlfriend...who did while I was driving.</span> <span class="ev_code_RED">She loved that bike. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif</span>



Ever seen the movie, "Girl on a motorcycle"?

http://videodetective.com/photos/648/027252_44.jpg

310th Falcon
08-15-2007, 05:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I had a girlfriend...who did while I was driving. She loved that bike. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif Now that is my type of girl!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


Best Regards

F0_Dark_P
08-15-2007, 05:37 PM
Omg! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

not a nice sight, hope the guy fully recovered http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif