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Offline freebird6

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Impromptu Show of Motorcycles following a death.
« on: September 06, 2014, 05:56:03 pm »
We have been killing motorcyclists here in Indiana at an alarming rate. In the last 16 months from my circle of friends I have lost a Deputy Sheriff, Fire Chief, Office Staffer and her husband, High School Teacher and the prosecutors in each case have filed no charges despite the bikes being totally run over by distracted drivers. They are choosing to call them unfortunate accidents involving bikers. Turning left in front of a driver on a highway, running stop signs and pulling out in front of bikers is no accident. We lost a 24 year old last week when a lady pulled out in front of him while talking on the phone.

THis week a local facebook post went viral and local bikers turned out in droves to support last night. I could not figure out why so many bikes were on the road in front of the office till I went to investigate. The main strip of town from the local Mall on one end to the Meijer parking lot where the young man was killed was jammed with bikes and the parking lotsa  long the way had families of bikers with signs urging folks to put the phones down and look twice to save a life.

http://www.thestarpress.com/story/news/local/2014/09/06/motorcycles-fill-mcgalliard/15176819/

planned for 300, I would bet it was closer to a thousand turned out over the course of the night.


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Re: Impromptu Show of Motorcycles following a death.
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2014, 09:57:15 am »
An "unfortunate accident" - That's the saddest part of all.

I recall while still active duty, being hauled in en-mass for a big meeting.  Seems there'd been a couple active duty bikers killed in the last few months so they felt the need to talk to us.  First mistake - the Wing Commander had to give the talk - he's not a biker and doesn't understand why we ride or pretty much anything about bikers.  Second mistake, putting up statistics that say that 75% of accidents involving bikes and cars are NOT the bikers fault.  At this point, the comment was made that maybe they had the wrong group of people in here to be talked to...  Instead, we're told we need to be more visibile, and make sure they see us.  How about you make sure they look!
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