Motorcycle Safety Devices

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Motorcycle Safety Devices

Post by Dean Huster » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:24 pm

OK. We need to start a new topic, this a bit off-topic from elecronics. As I review the alarming statistics of accidents where motorcycle riders are seriously injured, I realize that automobile safety standards have not been equally applied to motorcycles. That strikes me as a bit prejudicial, so I'm going to begin a drive here in Misisouri to correct that, involving all the state legislature members that I can. I propose that all motorcycles be equipped with seat belts and air bags and that drivers and riders be ticked heavily if caught not using them. Pretty good idea, yeah?
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Post by Externet » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:28 pm

Seat belt ...Bad joke !

Better start manufacturing Michelin suits, and make some money out of your idea...

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Post by dyarker » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:02 pm

Dean Huster wrote:... Pretty good idea, yeah?
Not!

All these years this the first time you've said something I disagree with :grin:

You are joking .... right? :? :!: :?
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Post by dacflyer » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:27 am

seat belts=bad idea IMOP
i believe its better to break away from the bike in a crash..if your belted to the bike in a crash..your in it for the entire crash and skidding across the ground etc. or full force slamming into what ever.
at least in a crash you might have the luck to flip over the bars and possibly survive.
there's so many scenarios sure not all are survivable, but being belted to the bike is almost has
zero survivability..
now airbags might be a plus..
i like that some bikes have side mounted crash bars, they keep the bike from crushing your legs
if the bike falls over in a skid etc.
but seat belts...no way...

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Post by ringo47stars » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:27 pm

I don't agree with seat belts on bikes either. That safety sphere looks like a good idea but there could be problems with it too. - http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AvA ... =yfp-t-701

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Post by haklesup » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:00 pm

sounds like someone got a seatbelt ticket. (hopefully thats all and not knowing a victim of an accident)

The airbag suit (or even armor) is a great idea but if the minority of riders would just stop driving 90 among traffic going already 80 we could save a few more lives. outlawing lane splitting in the states that allow it woundn't hurt either IMO (even when done legally, creates unnessary hazards). However, there is no way to make a motorcycle as safe as a car through crash mitigation plain and simple. I really respect a motorcycle driver who behaves like they are in a car and passes like they are in a car.

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Re: Motorcycle Safety Devices

Post by Dean Huster » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:39 pm

Oh, yeah ... and I forgot to mention that I also own this bridge across the Hudson River that I'm willing to sell for next-to-nothing .....
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