Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by jeffie7, Jun 22, 2011.
Auto Erotica: ItÂ¿s time to ban the motorcycle - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
I made it about a similar distance. Try to take bikes away. It will never happen.
I really doubt anyone will outlaw bikes because of some stupid article written by Hugh.
Best one so far.
I had to lmao at the fatty response. I love the people who don't know shit about something then turn it into an issue or try to. Just like a lot of people in gov't.
probably 90% of my near crashes were caused by cars and shitty drivers, not by my own accord.
i bet that 72/100,000 would drop to 10/100,000 if we banned cars.
i kind of understand where he's coming from with the safety aspect. i dont think he's trying to imply that bike CAUSE more accidents, but rather when involved in an accident, you are 5-6 times more likely to die, which i can agree with. it seems a lot of people are just nerd raging and taking it the wrong way.
the statistics are retarded though. he should just say that .014% of automobile drivers died in accidents and .072% of bike riders died in accidents. this is hardly "distressing". and i bet his emissions statistics are skewed too, he says bikes produce 10-20 times the NOx, im willing to bet thats on a percentage or volumetric base, and not net.
I don't ride, but I used to drive 75,000 a year with my old job. Most of the near accidents I would see with motorcycles were with cars or trucks not paying attention. But about 25% of them were with motorcyclist hauling ass weaving in and out. Most of the time too fast for most people to see or react. I am all for riding, but what holds me back are all the shitty drivers in my area.
fixed it for you. it's an epidemic. a disease that takes the lives of the wrong people. it's never the driver that gets killed, it's the paggenger, pedestrian or bicyclist.
No comments on the article anymore...
i see the comments still. is LM filtering you?
i see no comments either
strike that, 2nd load = 43 comments
Haven't been at work the last two weeks.
Lemme try again.
Sweet. 47 comments now.
Skewing statistics to make it seem like you have a point? NOOO!!!!! What is the world coming too!?!?
My Stats teacher in Grad School showed us an argument where the Pro and Con had conflicting statistics, both very compelling to their cases. Both also happened to use the same exact data. It's all in the statistician's interpretation.
Take any Stats class. It will be hard as shit and teach you one thing; Stats don't mean a damn thing.
Its like when they have a bar graph. the difference could be 5 of one thing and 10 of another. If you only show the graph from 4-11 with tiny notations in the margins, it looks like a huge gap.
Separate names with a comma.