Discussion in 'Petrol Heads Forum' started by Calliers, Oct 25, 2012.
:hmm: Freudian slip? :wtf:
I'll see about getting more.
they are not more dangerous than a car, a pushbike, a scooter or a helicopter.. it all depends one the one controlling the thing. Of course there are others on the road that can run you off, but that can happen when you are walking on the sidewalk too.. heck, Life is deadly!
Motorcycles are my hobby and I wouldn't want to go without one. I've had my fair share of accidents with the bike, but the were all low speed and just by myself, no others involved.
That reminds me, I need to buy a new (secondhand) bike..
You make it sound like your car is an endangered species and highly illusive or something. :lol:
what utter pish !
what would be a minor fender-bender in a car can very easily be deadly if you're on a bike, the statistical serious injury or death rate on a bike is miles above car
Add to that the fact that many bikers tend to be over confident and try to make passes where there really isn't any room. I see this quite often in my work.
it needs a bath..
me i like speed since i was a kid
we used to have races in the building
i have lost count how many times i have i have fallen from the bicycle
like tilting the cycle on the corners and due to some thing on the road i would skid and crash on the wall/pole
i think it was on a Easter Monday 93 or 94 i do not remember the year
i took the corner and looking at some thing did not see a car coming and went head on good the driver of the car braked hard
after the accident the cycle was a right off luckly nothing happened to me
i 8 or 9 years old at the time
crashing the wall still continued till i finished school in india
then i came to Botswana went to college and then started working as a student
the guy who i tagged along told me to drive a car os i thought it is a pice of cake
so i put it on first gear and put my foot on the accelerator pedal
the car spun and hit the the pole for the shade it was a company car so i had to pay 1500 pula and the insurance paid the rest
that was the end of me causing the accidents
after that people people started driving into me and some i try to avoid and mostly the people r drunk or on the phone they r so caught up n chit chat and do not look on the road
I think if you'd take an actual look at the statistics, you'd find most motorcycle accidents are singular accidents with nobody else involved. Here in NZ it is anyway. usually due to the reason Liourice stated.
is that due to the vehicle or the driver though?
I still stand by the point that a car can just be as deadly as a bike when handled by morons incorrectly.
edit: why does strikethrough command not work on these forums?
anyway.. I am gonna buy another bike.. actually thinking of getting myself this fun little thing
Of course it's due to the one handling the vehicle. I'm just saying that some people seem to forget about traffic rules when they're sitting on a bike.
I'm not talking about motorcycles here, I'm talking about bicycles..
ah.. in that case I spoke too soon. When I say bikes, I mean motorbikes
For some reason [probably old age ] I completely forgot to mention one very potentially serious accident I was in in Dec. 1996.
I was coming home late on the night of Dec. 6 and was driving my younger son's Ford Ranger because my van was in the shop for repairs.
I was traveling on the north end of I-285 here in Atlanta. In the far right lane was a wrecker with a Chevy truck on the bed, I was in the lane next to him and in the lane just to my left and ahead of me was a KLLM tractor trailer.
I was moving along attempting to get ahead of the both of them and, as I got up alongside the tractor trailer, I thought to myself, "I hope he's not planning on moving over here..." as there was no turn lights on indicating he was.
But, just as I reached the front end of his tractor, he did change lanes and hit the back of the Ranger.
I was told later that the Ranger turned over at least six times as it rolled down the roadway.
Below are photos I took the next day as my son and I made a trip to the wrecker yard to see it:
Those are blood stains from my head on the truck's headliner....
Even though, at that time, seatbelts were not required to be worn in pickup trucks in the state of Georgia, I had developed a habit of wearing one no matter what I was in and driving.
Once the truck came to a halt, and I was able to determine that there was no danger of being hit by any oncoming traffic, I was able to crawl out the back window and walked away from it.
I had only minor scratches at the time, needed no stitches, but did find out years later that I had suffered a hairline fracture to my left collar bone. (It didn't show up in any X-rays at the time, but I hurt for over a year after this accident before I could put my left arm up above my head.)
Man, that was really a close call Dyre, it's a good thing you're still with us. :x
Don't worry, that'll buff out...
Glad you walked away from that one Dyre
Dyre, you were VERY lucky in that accident! Seat belts save lives!
lucky boy Dyre
wish i had a pic of the car i was in when we were hit head on by that drunk farmer, that thing folded up in half, literally, right up the middle. the entire front end right up to the windscreen was competely gone too
no idea how we survived that
If you notice, the only place the roof didn't collapse was where I was sitting. I told my kids, "It's because my head kept hitting it there."
God protected you during that crash Dyre, be thankful.
or the bodywork did it...
Yep, five in total. Four were car accidents and one a bike accident. Three of the cars were minor, one a serious back ender of which I suffered some pretty fucking awful dreams (my fear manifests itself via the subconcious mainly).
The bike accident was on a Suzy TS one twenty five. I decided to be a show off due to my Dad being one of the best grass trackers in the world. What I neglected to remember was that pot holes can exsist in fields. Hit one covered by grass and front ended to the left and landed on my back with my lid taking the impact. Out cold. When I came round, my head felt like it was being drilled. Due to the fact that as a biker you are tuned into the enviroment, I managed to fall off right which just left me with a bit of concussion. Lucky!!!!!!!!
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