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How gas prices relate to motorcycle fatalities

Stumbled on this interesting read....
http://www.motorcyclemonster.com/new...014-05-09.html

How gas prices relate to motorcycle fatalities May 9th, 2014

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In 2010, 29 percent of fatally injured riders had a blood alcohol concentration at or above the legal limit of 0.08 percent, the highest among all motorists.

According to the most recent data, 35 percent of motorcycle riders involved in fatal crashes were speeding, and almost half of these crashes did not involve another vehicle.

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Even though they do it, you never hear anyone say..."I'm going to get real drunk and then go real fast!"

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So if it would save even one life, shouldn't the government stop taxing gasoline?

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So if it would save even one life, shouldn't the government stop taxing gasoline?
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can't wait to see the stats on the "SMART car" in a few years
The Smart car is actually rated safer than several other "compact" or mini cars.....

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/24599768/n...e-crash-tests/

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The Smart car is actually rated safer than several other "compact" or mini cars.....

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/24599768/n...e-crash-tests/
I was wondering more about "being seen" and being more likely to be in an accident, but I have to admit I am surprised they are considered "safe" in an accident compared to other compact cars.
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on valentines day this year i way a smart car take a left in an intersection at about 40 and turned a bit too soon he hit the median that was about six inches tall and launched the car five foot over it it was hilarious he stopped right there staggered out of the car gave it a once over and got back in and drove off i saw him two hours later at a bar and he was talkin bout it and how good the suspension was

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I was wondering more about "being seen" and being more likely to be in an accident, but I have to admit I am surprised they are considered "safe" in an accident compared to other compact cars.
Simply because its a car and has two headlights spaced out some distance it has an advantage over a bike. Humans don't see single headlights as a threat...(when not focused at them) and that's why we often hear the car driver say about the biker he cut off "I didn't see him".

There's a Smart car commercial that shows a giant SUV being supported by the cars tiny frame. It's basically a reinforced cage, and that's one of the reasons the car does well in safety tests.
I think there's a few YouTube videos showing the car being tested.

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Even though they do it, you never hear anyone say..."I'm going to get real drunk and then go real fast!"
It's not my fault my bike likes to go real fast after I've had a few

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