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I guess it's scooter from the rider's position and wheel size.
 

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Well that explains it all. Scooter guys dress for scooters. They aren't like ATGATT guys. At least he could walk away. If the truck hadn't stopped then he would probably be dead.
 

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Yea, we had one here yesterday caught on tape, guy went flying about 10' into the air. He was in full dress though, got right up and walked over to his bike - wasn't even limping.
 

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Anyone notice that the guy on the scooter never even slowed down. Just plowed into the truck. Not saying its his fault, that lies totally with the old fool in the truck, but doesn't seem like the rider was watching. Typical scooter guy though, shorts, flip flops and no helmet. They should make it mandatory to have you motorcycle endorsement to ride scooters. Too many have no clue what they are doing. One more reason for ATGATT.
 

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Watch it again and you'll see that the truck turned left right as the guy came into the picture. Not much time to react.
 

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Scooter guys dress for scooters.
Scooters are very popular among the athletes here at U of MN. I'm really surprised the coaches don't require helmets for their athletes. I believe the military requires them for service members on motorcycles.



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Hey - It happens real fast!



I was in an accident just the other day - they ran a red light - I was obviously trusting my green light...



Never again. I look both ways all the time now.

And I would have told you (before the wreck) that I always look both ways...... yeah sure!





It was right in front of him though......... but I'm tellin ya - its quick..........
 

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Yes, the military requires a helmet to be worn and it also requires a reflective vest or belt at all times. Civilian contractors must abide by this as well, during daylight hours a light colored (yellow or white) shirt was acceptable for Civilian Contractors. I believe they also require you to do a MSF course on base before you can ride there.

Too many soldiers die in accidents off base due to MC or car accidents.

If you get a DUI you can no longer drive your car on base at Ft. Huachuca. That applies to everyone.

Not sure of what period of time it is in effect or if it is permanent.

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Anyone notice that the guy on the scooter never even slowed down. Just plowed into the truck. Not saying its his fault, that lies totally with the old fool in the truck, but doesn't seem like the rider was watching. Typical scooter guy though, shorts, flip flops and no helmet. They should make it mandatory to have you motorcycle endorsement to ride scooters. Too many have no clue what they are doing. One more reason for ATGATT.


Actually if you look at the size of the scooter he should have had an endorsement. Anything over 49cc requires one. Or at least it does where I am.



Mandatory scooter helmet law might help some.
 

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Hey - It happens real fast!



I was in an accident just the other day - they ran a red light - I was obviously trusting my green light...



Never again.  I look both ways all the time now.

And I would have told you (before the wreck) that I always look both ways...... yeah sure!





It was right in front of him though......... but I'm tellin ya - its quick..........


I never trust the green, even in my truck.  I had a woman turn left into me while I was driving through an intersection.  It was a 4 lane undivided road, I was in the rigakeht most north bound lane and she was south bound turning left.  She claimed the guy in the left northbound lane "told her to go" so she went without looking.  Now I always look for potential light runners no matter, call me paranoid but if I'd been on the bike I hate to think what I would have looked like after.  As it was my dog was in the truck and totally freaked out, wouldn't go near the car again for a month.
 

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My rule of the road is to assume that anything possible can and will happen unless I let down my guard. I trust no one on four or more wheels.
 

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I assume any one in a car/truck is a blind moron who hates motorcycles.



I don't trust them even when eye contact seems to have been made. Don't ask me how I developed these rules of the road.
 

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I assume any one in a car/truck is a blind moron who hates motorcycles.



I don't trust them even when eye contact seems to have been made. Don't ask me how I developed these rules of the road.


How did you develop these rules of the road? I love swapping idiot driver stories.
 

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Mandatory scooter helmet law might help some.
Mandatory for scooters but not Harleys. That doesn't seem fair.

I've had people pull out on me when I'm sure I've made eye contact with them.

Now I watch the front wheel of any car waiting to pull out as I think it gives me the earliest indication of what their intentions are.
 

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Mandatory for scooters but not Harleys. That doesn't seem fair.

I've had people pull out on me when I'm sure I've made eye contact with them.

Now I watch the front wheel of any car waiting to pull out as I think it gives me the earliest indication of what their intentions are.




Think small. Eventually move up to anyone who rides a harley.
 

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I've noticed that as scooters have become trendy, more people are riding them and even though they have to wear a helmet by law, it seems the rest of their attire is governed by fashion.

I've seen young women riding in dresses and high heel shoes, and I wonder how much damage they would suffer in an off.

You only have to see the photo that was posted by the guy who came off wearing only shorts to realize how dangerous it is.

BTW when I was studying that horrible photo, my son came into the room and said "is that a photo of a naked guy you're looking at?"

I then turned the screen around so he could see it properly and he understood why I was looking at it.
 
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