The composition of a knave (polyanarch) wrote in motorcycles,

Motorcycles are DANGEROUS!


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You are FIVE times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than from an accidental firearm discharge. This is true even though there are FAR MORE firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens than motorcycles, and many motorcycles never get more than 5-10K miles on them their entire service life. Serious motorcyclist make up only a tiny fraction of motor vehicle miles driven on US highways but they are over-represented by huge amounts in the injury and death statistics.

As far as I know, there is no mention in the Bill of Rights where it says, "A well-skilled Population of Riders, being necessary to the safe 2-wheeled transportation of a free State, the right of the people to own and ride Motorcycles shall not be infringed." so we are not protected.

Why don't we just follow the lead of England and begin our own implementation of "Vision Zero" where motorcycles will have no place in the safer transportation world of tomorrow?

If it saves the life of ONE person, it will be worth it.

Let's all put our bikes away forever. Don't worry about the Stabil, your coffee table doesn't ever need to start again...

Also, Heart Disease? 1 in 5? Big Macs must be made illegal! We'll all be on medical diet monitoring to make sure we all don't eat too much. Got your license to eat lunch? Show me your papers before you can buy these groceries...
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