Man who swerved into motorcyclists...sent to prison - ZX6R Forum
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post #1 of 9 Old 04-02-2017, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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I'm glad to see he got what he deserved
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I'm glad this SOB won't be driving any more.


I will say that there should be some responsibility laid on the rider of the bike as well..... not saying he deserved to be hit; but he did in fact violate the law by passing a string of cars over a double yellow...... if he was riding in a group and some number of riders passed the dipstick in the car before he attempted to; well that's a recipe for disaster. There's always some yahoo that thinks it's not 'fair'.

The biggest victim in the whole scenario is the rider's passenger. He put her in harm's way, and there wasn't anything she could do about that. The rider could potentially have avoided contact, if he had been covering his brakes, or been down far enough in gears, to be able to power past the car when it lunged.

We as riders need to be aware of the potential for this sort of behavior. I recall an article years ago concerning courier riders in London -- the gist of it was that the riders learned to 'read' the drivers; and that you could tell when someone was going to swerve, because they had to bunch up on their shoulders before they did so. You could see that from a few car lengths away. Road rage makes all of this an even bigger concern.

You don't win a conflict with something that outweighs you by a factor of 4 or more.

Same sort of thing applies with people on cell phones, smoking, drinking coffee, talking to their passengers -- if you are looking for it you can see it far enough in advance to ensure you have more options.
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I'm glad this SOB won't be driving any more.

The biggest victim in the whole scenario is the rider's passenger. He put her in harm's way, and there wasn't anything she could do about that.
This is what I also thought RJ. When my girl gets on the back of the bike when we go for strolls I get super paranoid. She has total faith in me because she comes to nearly every tack event with me so I feel like she puts a little to much faith in my skill. I literally cant handle the idea of something going wrong with her on the back or even worse because I decided to do something reckless.
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Several bad decisions were made that day. Glad he'll be paying for his.
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This is what I also thought RJ. When my girl gets on the back of the bike when we go for strolls I get super paranoid. She has total faith in me because she comes to nearly every tack event with me so I feel like she puts a little to much faith in my skill. I literally cant handle the idea of something going wrong with her on the back or even worse because I decided to do something reckless.
This is the very reason that I always make sure a passenger has on more gear than I do. If I feel more exposed, I am more cautious.... the passenger is purely along for the ride, good bad or indifferent on my part. I owe them the best I can give as they have put their very lives in my hands.

I don't like that responsibility; I very, very rarely have a passenger.... but if I do, I want them to come away from the ride in better shape than me.
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"There's this adage that we have 2 ears and one mouth so we should listen twice as much as we talk. Unfortunately with the Internet people have taken this old adage and turned it around. They have two eyes and 10 fingers so they think they need to post 5 times as much as they read. And since they have 10 fingers and one brain, they only have to think 10% of the time! "
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"In a jailhouse interview the day after his arrest, Crum showed his leg where he claimed that a spider had bitten him, causing him to momentarily lose control of his vehicle"

They lying about it afterwards instead of having the courage of your convictions makes him even more of a coward.
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When will we stop beating around the bush and call this what it is... A hate crime.

We bikers are discriminated against and publicly hated. We need someone in the whitehouse that will give us equal rights!

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Spoken like a true minority. JK. Not sure if it was a joke. My response and YOURS.
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