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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Freaky Ohio Public Safety announcement

I've been watching this commercial that shows a car pulling out in an intersection and at the last minute it shows this motorcycle hitting the driver's side window. Just realized today as I saw the commercial that I recognized the tach, speedometer and gas guage as being identical to mine and the aw **** that's a Vulcan!


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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-04-2010, 05:23 AM
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I think that's been shown somewhere here before.

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Seen that one here in AR

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I may be wrong, but I think that commercial was started over the other side of the Atlantic. They're also showing it here in CA, which means that someone somewhere is taking motorcycle awareness seriously enough to televise it.

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They take it seriously around Philly and maybe in other places in PA. Shark may have seen this somewhere. The gigantic orange digital signs on the road that tell you when there are delays or if there's going to be constuction, if there's nothing to report, they say "Watch for motorcyclists - keep PA safe - go to safePA.gov." I was proud.
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I`m not seeing any link here??

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^ There isn't one. I tried to find it on my own for a couple minutes but gave up. I had seen it before here anyway. It is kinda freaky though...
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I've seen that here in Maine also and also on the open road looking over my own gauges. The motorcycle awareness should be instilled into cage drivers though. Way too many of them either don't look and see us or just figure we can stop quick where it is a bike or the usual distracted with a cell phone. DUMB [email protected]@ES!!

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Earlier this year, there was a motorcycle awareness month in CA. Part of the program was to put the "Share the road - Watch out for motorcycles" on the freeway digital signs. There was an article in a San Diego newspaper and my god - the comments from people were so ludicrous. People were speaking out about how inappropriate the signs were. "Damn motorcycles act like they own the road!" and "If a motorcyclist gets killed it serves him right!"

Clearly the message was completely lost on most of the folks who commented. These same people are usually the ones who always lead off with "I didn't see him." or "He came flying out of nowhere!" after they run us down.

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Earlier this year, there was a motorcycle awareness month in CA. Part of the program was to put the "Share the road - Watch out for motorcycles" on the freeway digital signs. There was an article in a San Diego newspaper and my god - the comments from people were so ludicrous. People were speaking out about how inappropriate the signs were. "Damn motorcycles act like they own the road!" and "If a motorcyclist gets killed it serves him right!"
WHAAAAAAT!? I think this is what appalled feels like...
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