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Yet another. I hope to God she is charged and convicted with felony vehicular manslaughter.

http://cliffviewpilot.com/texting-driver-charged-in-crash-that-killed-elmwood-park-motorcyclist-on-route-17-in-paramus/
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Re: Another senseless texting driver cause the death of a motorcyclist
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 05:22:01 am »
2linby, she won't be charged, if you read the article.  He was following too close and laid bike down, where peg caught and launched him between two cars. 
On a side note, at bottom, a link to another motorcyclist failed to yield center line and hit a tractor trailer.  He was 41.  Both died on motorcycles within 12 hours in same city.  That IS NOT good news. 
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Re: Another senseless texting driver cause the death of a motorcyclist
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 02:32:06 pm »
2linby, she won't be charged, if you read the article.  He was following too close and laid bike down, where peg caught and launched him between two cars. 
On a side note, at bottom, a link to another motorcyclist failed to yield center line and hit a tractor trailer.  He was 41.  Both died on motorcycles within 12 hours in same city.  That IS NOT good news.
you are correct about the news article. but I don't understand the term "failed to yield center line".
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Re: Another senseless texting driver cause the death of a motorcyclist
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 03:08:54 pm »
The rider crossed the center line and entered the other lane; he, therefore, failed to yield the center line.
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Re: Another senseless texting driver cause the death of a motorcyclist
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 07:46:08 pm »
He failed to stay in his lane, causing him to hit the truck in it's lane going the other way.  Sounds like it was a head on accident, from the wording of failure to yield to center line.
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Re: Another senseless texting driver cause the death of a motorcyclist
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2014, 10:25:07 pm »
Happened to me two weeks ago on a two lane road in our area.  Mid-speed, 45-50MPH.  Straightaway section, no one in front or behind me, car coming opposite direction starts drifting into my lane.  I notice immediately and move right.  He passes me with 1/2 car width in my lane.  I honk the stupid, pathetic Kawi horn, and look at him as he goes by.  Bright red cell phone in his hands, center of steering wheel.  Douche bag coulda killed me. 
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Re: Another senseless texting driver cause the death of a motorcyclist
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2014, 11:27:20 pm »
I'd go after him amd call the cops. U never know what they will find when the inspect him and his paperwork
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Re: Another senseless texting driver cause the death of a motorcyclist
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2014, 01:06:34 am »
Both of those roads, and all the highways in Bergen County in general, are incredibly dangerous for motorcyclists.  I ride Route 17 where the one rider died frequently, and it requires very active defensive piloting whether it's in a car or on a bike - very congested, multi-lane highway with average speeds around 70-80 (posted speed is 55) that quickly drop to stop-and-go due to lots of shopping centers, onramps/offramps, tractor trailers, etc.  Not limited access, although it is divided so there's no turning left/right across multi-lane, but still - if ever there was a road to leave room to think & react, to make sure you are scanning & reading traffic multiple cars ahead of you, that's the one.  I saw heard the news when that accident happened and thought it coulda just as easily been me.
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