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Rippinyarn
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:28 pm    Post subject: Distracted driving with a twist Reply with quote

Distracted riding! (unbelievable pics):

http://www.gizmag.com/distracted-driving-the-insanity-of-public-roads/19520/


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But...Wow! That would distract me for all the wrong reasons.... Very Happy

Sobering article though....

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's nice to see they are protecting their child from air pollution.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a knucklehead talking on the phone in my neighborhood, WOT one-handed on a cheapo 49cc, but with no helmet and wearing shorts and flip-flops.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kashmiri family on Scooter

I'm not surprised. Then again, scooters are the majority in SE Asia. I'm sure they think we're nuts for the size of cars we jockey around in the states. It's a whole different way of life across the pond, on either side.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya ain't seen nothin' until see a nun on a scooter with habit flopping in the wind riding past Coliseum in Rome
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOADS of scooters and small bikes in central Rome. In another life I was a choir director, and I had my group in Rome at the end of the trip. The day after we sing in St. Peter's, my wife and I almost get run down by the Monsignore who was Director of Music at the Basilica.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few years back, going to a photo shoot in Green River, on I-80 through Wyoming, I watched another driver, who was all over the road and whose speed fluctuated between 50 and 90, reading a paperback that he had propped on his steering wheel. That was entertaining and helped fight off drowsiness - he provided quite a few adrenaline rushes along the way...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least one seldom gets sleepy on a scooter. R[/code]
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that if you get caught with distracted driving, you should get the same punishment as a DUI Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Different worlds. Most of those pics are from Asia, where the family transportation is a scooter, so most people around you are on scooters. You rarely see that with scooter or MC riders here in the states, because they know that if they take their eyes off the road, someone in a car that is talking or texting will kill them.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

skully93 wrote:
I think that if you get caught with distracted driving, you should get the same punishment as a DUI Razz

I could not agre more,
My friend was t-boned on his scooter,
his left rib caged was shattred along with his rotater cuff, and collar bone
,this happened last march,
He is finally cleared to ride again, All this damage is do to a driver texting while driving
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Distracted driving with a twist Reply with quote

Rippinyarn wrote:
Distracted riding! (unbelievable pics):

http://www.gizmag.com/distracted-driving-the-insanity-of-public-roads/19520/



I've seen a guy with no helmet and wearing flip-flops, holding the cell in his right hand and throttling with the left. In rush-hour traffic, nonetheless. Craziness. Shocked

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^it's ok she's hot Laughing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y51IFVB-7Oc

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