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more motorcycle accidents this year?

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    more motorcycle accidents this year?

    I don't know if its just me or not, but it seems like there has been more accident this year than previous years. This hits home as this happened sunday and are family friends.

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    Re: more motorcycle accidents this year?

    Sorry to read this news about your friends. I hope Debra recovers.

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    Re: more motorcycle accidents this year?

    Sad, and I'm sorry for your loss.

    May I ask (don't answer if you don't know or think it's inappropriate), what kind of helmet was he wearing and what injuries took him?

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    A 61 year old motorcyclist died on my street this evening. They said he was riding erratically and hit 2 trees. RIP both riders.

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    Re: more motorcycle accidents this year?

    I think there are more and more riders in general. Which would naturally increase accidents. Not a good thing, but there it is.

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    Re: more motorcycle accidents this year?

    Saturday I was out for a ride on Rt. 2 and in Charlemont I passed a nasty accident involving a bike and a car. It was apparent that someone had gone over the double yellow. From what I hear they investigated and figured out the kid in the car was at fault and drove into oncoming traffic.

    It's weird too, a co-worker was mentioning how he has heard about a lot of accidents with bikes this year and he doesn't even ride.

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    Re: more motorcycle accidents this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by hot karl View Post
    It's weird too, a co-worker was mentioning how he has heard about a lot of accidents with bikes this year and he doesn't even ride.
    Boston.com has been listing motorcycle accidents more prominently this year on their home page within the Local News section. I don't remember them doing this before. Your co-workers might be seeing that (I know I have.)

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    Re: more motorcycle accidents this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrusOO View Post
    I don't know if its just me or not, but it seems like there has been more accident this year than previous years. This hits home as this happened sunday and are family friends.

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    I just heard about this last night, my wife grew up with the Deloge kids. Very sad.

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    Re: more motorcycle accidents this year?

    Seems accidents across the board are on the rise. VT issued their memorandum of no tolerance and now MA SP is having a meeting today in bridgewater to discuss the high amount of accidents and implement a higher rate of driving taxation. I almost got run over this morning when a statey was sitting on the side of the road and everyone in front of me brake checked but the guy behind me didn't feel the need as badly. I think most of those in charge in MA realize that if you slow traffic too much, the flow reduces to the point the roads can't handle the volume.

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    Re: more motorcycle accidents this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falko View Post
    VT issued their memorandum of no tolerance and now MA SP is having a meeting today in bridgewater to discuss the high amount of accidents and implement a higher rate of driving taxation.
    What exactly did VT do, and what do you mean by a higher rate of driving taxation?

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    Re: more motorcycle accidents this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by gtutunjian View Post
    What exactly did VT do, and what do you mean by a higher rate of driving taxation?
    The State Police said that anybody going even 1mph over the speed limit is putting themselves at risk for getting a ticket. The governor then came out and basically called that plan asinine. They seem to have backed off the 1mph over thing, but they are willing to give tickets for 71 in a 65, so it is still quite strict.

    And speeding ticket = driving tax

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    Re: more motorcycle accidents this year?

    Thanks for clarifying all that re VT and driving taxation.

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