Old 30th June 2005, 09:11 PM #1
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Just heard on the news, 30 something year old motorcyclist died not too long ago in Finglas. Collission with a van, van driver unijured but taken to hospital with shock. Motorcyclist dead.
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Old 30th June 2005, 09:16 PM #2
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Ah shit boi thats sad to hear.
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Old 30th June 2005, 11:28 PM #3
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May he rest in peace
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Always sad to hear

The thing is, we're hearing it more often these days. It's easy enough have an accident on a bike but many other road users don't seem to give a shite about bikers.

I have incidents almost daily with [email protected] car/van drivers where I feel like getting off & battering them.

Sympathies to his friends & relations
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Yeah I always got people going out in front of me. but in all fairness when I was driving the car I went out in front of this fella once and I nearlly shat meself it was a blind corner. And he didnt come near the car at all but in all fairness he must have been keeping a good eye out for cars. I felt really bad cos even when I was drinving the car I always wanted a bike but I did try and watch out for bikes as good as I could.


We used to have a lodger in our house. he was from Cork I thinkl. But he was with us three years on and off . cos he was in college but the first day he was going to his new job he fel off the back of a bike and survived but when he went to get up the van behind him never seen him and knocked him down. Thats why it took years for me ma to leave me get a bike. I hate seeing anyone hurt.
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I was driving home yesterday around Botanic Road when somebody passed me on a rocket (I don't know what bike it was). But he was doing at least sixty on the wrong side of the road at the Botanic Gardens corner. Now that is asking for trouble. The standard of driving for both two and four wheels has now reached an abysmally low level.
This morning on the M50 I saw a car in my mirror pass the car behind me on the hard shoulder with a cloud of dust - what the hell is going on?
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It's sad but true. The standard of driving has gone down recently, and it's not just cars that are guilty of it. Everybody always seems to be in a terrible rush to get places and must get there at all costs.
This fella that JohnR saw, I sure it made many car drivers think 'what a w*nker' and because of that won't really care as much about other bikers on the road when they come across them. I'm not by any means saying that I don't speed or break any rules of the road myself, just that when I do, I'm making sure that I'm as safe as possible and that there is f*ck all traffic around.
For urban driving I try to stay relatively calm so as not to put myself in danger, never mind others! I suppose I've learnt from getting my foot smashed up before and having my leg in a cast for two months because of some bint that decided not to indicate and pull right out in front of me. :angry:

*rant over*
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always a tragedy when we hear of another biker down. And as said before, its getting way to common
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gotta agree w/Bino, Johnr, and the others - and it only takes a few stooopid drivers to ruin it for everyone, both in stereotyping bikers and literally making driving a nightmare.

How many times have you been doing the posted speed limit on the M50, and ridden right up to the back of a car in the right-hand lane doing 20km/h slower? [And the left-hand lane is empty.] Then you wait a couple secs, nothing. So you flash the highbeams and wait a few secs. Nothing. So you check the left-hand (slow) lane, signal, overtake on the left, and move on - to the NEXT goddamn car doing the same thing 1/4 mi down the road. ARGH!!! Do people ever check their freaking mirrors?

And I'm sure the guy in the car is saying to him/herself, "goddamn bikers, always going too fast." And that same guys is probably thinking that most bikers have it coming when they hear another one dies in the street.

I know most drivers are OK, and watch out for us and are aware of what's going on around them. But it only takes one; I'd be willing to gamble that most bike vs car accidents come down to the car driver: "I didn't bother to look. Sorry." That's a fender-bender in car vs car, but when it happens to us, we get hurt bad or killed.

The worst part? It will never change. Yes, I'm pessimistic on this one, but I've been around too long to know better.

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[b]How many times have you been doing the posted speed limit on the M50.....
[right]1558[/right]
Never :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:


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[b]Never* :w00t:* :w00t:* :w00t:
[right]1568[/right]


ha ha ha ha
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Poor guy - even if he was in the wrong, it is always a tragedy to hear of a fatality...

As for safety, I guess you just have to drive with the mindset that you're invisible to other drivers - never assume that they'll see you when changing lanes, coming out of corners, etc....

One of the things that freaks me out in Ireland is the stupid amount of roundabouts - and the fact that cars on the inside right lane, suddenly decide they want to pull out to the left, that you're in... I try to give enough room to cars on my right in case they do something like this, only to typically have some w****r in the left lane tailgate me as tight as possible....

Stay safe people.
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[b]How many times have you been doing the posted speed limit on the M50.
[right]1558[/right]
To be honest ive never even driven on the M50 during my 3 years driving a motorbike in Ireland. Not kiddin :unsure:
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[b]How many times have you been doing the posted speed limit on the M50?
What? You mean there's a speed limit on the M50?

I dunno. What next? They'll toll it I suppose :w00t:
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