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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 2007, 9:52 pm Thread Starter
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Possible Motorcycle Ban

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 2007, 10:51 pm
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Some people just aren't any fun, nor do they want anybody to have fun.
They should just play it safe and stay in bed.

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Very worrying indeed; who are these ignorant people?

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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 2007, 7:26 am
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Very worrying indeed; who are these ignorant people?
Insurance people. Which means they are as smart as a box of rocks. I wouldn't be surprised if the main goal of a report like this isn't an attempt to ban motorcycles, but to create justification for making the insurance rates of particular bikes so high that they make owning one an expensive venture.


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And crap like that is why I am, and will remain, a member of the AMA. I feel they are our only hope in fighting BS like this.
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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 2007, 7:55 am
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Typical of what America has become- It's not that I don't know how to ride the bike, it's the bikes fault that I can't ride.

Anybody with the cash/credit/line of BS can go in and buy whatever catches his/her eye. No license, training or brains needed to apply.

And the rest of us will suffer because of it.

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The insurance industry will always lobby on issues which reduce risks on their policies whilst putting up their premiums. - Profit growth strategy without new customers!

If you live in a house in an area that's been flooded, they'll up your insurance or even decline to insure you. Basically they want to move the 'risk goalposts' whilst still putting up their premiums each year. They are quite happy to keep covering risks long term when there aren't any, but when there's an increase in claims due to an event, they look short term in how they cover the costs and justify putting up premiums.

With so many things you can insure and pay for, sometimes you have to ask yourself what proportion of risks you accept, and what you will insure for. Fortunately for the insurance industry, they sell their products on the fear that everything that will happen is going to happen to you.

It's true that motorcycling accidents often result in death, but fatal car accidents involving younger drivers are increasing. Those that don't die often suffer a life of disability and costs to the state.

If we'd taken out cat insurance 10 years ago we'd have paid 100 times what we could get a new cat for!

I hear similar arguments about what we should and shouldn't watch on TV. The TV has an 'off' button, the motorcycle has a throttle. If people want to go out of their way to risk their life, they'll still do it on a motorcycle restricted to 50mph. Perhaps I shouldn't be walking near a road anymore, in case something hits me.



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Insurance people. I wouldn't be surprised if the main goal of a report like this isn't an attempt to ban motorcycles, but to create justification for making the insurance rates of particular bikes so high that they make owning one an expensive venture.
When you are paying for the study, the results had better be what you are looking for or the people doing the "research" won't be paid. Simple as that- I've seen it happen in government, recently.

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It doesn't matter who came up with the results. What does matter is getting our law makers to see that it is a very flawed report and not worth the paper it is printed on.

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This country needs a good revolution. Freedom my ass....it no longer exists.

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