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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 01-18-2006, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Knock off motorcyclists day

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/17january06_woody.htm

Why makes such comments in the first place . One would think that radio DJs should think before they speak, but in really, it's always the opposite.
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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old 01-18-2006, 10:43 AM
 
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i'd heard about this a couple days ago from a different forum, riders from the bay area were actually outside the radio station protesting. the kicker to this is of course the DJ claims ignorance, that he didn't know it was legal in california to lane split. making comments like that is dangerous, and ingorance should not be an excuse for him, actually, i think he was fired as a dj elsewhere prior to becoming a dj in the bay area but that's just what i've heard.
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what an idiot. Now lane-spliting should be legal in other states too.
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I had gotten wind of this last week. I took the time to call the radio staion and let them know what an asshat I thought the guy was for making such stupid remarks. Kinda ironic this same guy will be taking the MSF course at sometime in the future.
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Kinda ironic this same guy will be taking the MSF course at sometime in the future.
I hope he gets lynched.
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heh, he'll take the course and everyone there would give him the evil eye the whole time.
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may be they'll put gravels on his path and make him take the "DEBRIS" test.
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post #8 of 50 (permalink) Old 01-18-2006, 03:27 PM
 
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yeah, wtf man, he says somethin' dumb and downright dangerous and someone pays for his msf course to "educate" him

i've got a better idea, why doesn't he help pay for motorists to take the msf course, maybe convert a few other people into riding, and just to help drive the idea of motorcycle awareness home. I think that'd b a better punishment.
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If you read the article he is talking about "lane-splitting" Which is legal in some states CA included. It is not legal in maine and I wouldn't do it even if it was.

For those who do not know what lane splitting is...
It's driving between lanes when traffic is stopped or backed up at a light. It is very dangerous and has been cause for tons of accidents and elevating road rage for an already po'd cager.
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It's driving between lanes when traffic is stopped or backed up at a light. It is very dangerous and has been cause for tons of accidents and elevating road rage for an already po'd cager.
Um, I completely disagree here. It can be more dangerous in certain situations if you are reckless with it, but generally it's safer than not splitting lanes when traffic is stopped - the main reason being it effectively prevents you from being rear-ended. The Hurt study published some findings on it, and found it to be an insignificant factor in accidents.
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