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Interesting article. Thanks for sharing. If you know one buddy that went down it's one too many deaths.

Personally I think the two biggest reasons for "fewer" deaths last year are the first two bullet points in the article. Deaths will prob. go back up when bike sales go back up. It's just that simple.
 

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Or HD riders. I have heard from a couple of members that poker runs were more like bar crawls.
From article: Reduce drunken motorcycling. About 30% of motorcyclists killed in wrecks are legally drunk, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says
:agree:with you rynosback, as I did go on ONE poker run, for a worthy charity, but dropped out after the 4th bar, and they had 3 more to go ! :cop: I can't believe these funraisers aren't sued more. I couldn't believe the amount of booze that was being consumed. I was concerned for my own safety, riding with these characters.
Interesting that California had a 30% drop in deaths, way to go.
As for me I will continue to dress for the wreck, not the ride, and IMHO helmets are... :2cool: . RRH..........:doorag:
 

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Personally I think the two biggest reasons for "fewer" deaths last year are the first two bullet points in the article. Deaths will prob. go back up when bike sales go back up. It's just that simple.
:agree: I'd guess that right now you have fewer "new" riders coming on the road if bike sales numbers are anything to go by. So part of this may be down to that fact.

Interesting about the drunk riders numbers, too. An older statistic (2002) says that
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 35 percent of all traffic deaths occurred in crashes in which at least one driver or nonoccupant had a BAC of 0.08 percent or more and that any alcohol was present in 41 percent of all fatal crashes
so these numbers aren't that far off from auto accidents.

As said above--even one is too many.
 

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Of course their down!! Everyone's been dropping their bikes!!! They are waiting to get them repaired.:eek::joke:

They definitely don't sound like they are down around here!!!!!! I'm about half afraid to take mine out! I bet we've had 10 deaths and 25 wrecks over a month and a half. In a 30 mile radius...

The snow really messed with the roads and riders weren't expecting that and started off too fast. The riding season also started earlier because the snow melted fast and warmed up fast. So cage drivers aren't paying attention...Most the time it's people illegally backing out into the road or someone turning around in an emergency vehicle turn around on the interstate.:verymad:
 
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