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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    This is why we're getting run over....

    Over a million motorists think about sex rather than the road ahead and millions more who don't indulge in intimate thoughts are worrying about work or thinking about their families, a survey said on Thursday.





    Full article: http://today.reuters.com/news/articl...EX.xml&src=rss

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    I guess I'm not suprised. But the same is likely true of bikers, peds, and pretty much anyone not in a morgue.

    "Sex; Sex is why we gamble; Sex is why we eat; Sex is why we drink; Sex is why we make love"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Over a million motorists think about sex rather than the road ahead and millions more who don't indulge in intimate thoughts are worrying about work or thinking about their families, a survey said on Thursday.

    Yea but what about the rest of the U.S and many BFers?

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    So how is that so much different from what we think about on our bikes all the time?

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    Ironically, traffic safety has become a victim of its own success. When people can drive year after year without getting injured, they become complacent. We need some way to remind John Q. Public that driving is a full time job demanding careful attention at all times, and that the consequences of inattention can be dire. Holding motorists legally accountable for the outcomes of "accidents" would at least help get their attention.
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    Some of those motorists are putting on makeup too. Im sure theyre keeping one eye on the
    road at the same time though.

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Over a million motorists think about sex rather than the road ahead...
    When they see how hot we look riding our bikes who can blame them?
    Have Bike, Will Travel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Over a million motorists think about sex rather than the road ahead...
    Yep, and some of them are doing something about it, besides just thinking. Sometimes with help, sometimes without.

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    Quoting Woody Allen: Hey, don't knock my favorite sport!
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    What's the point of a bike if you can only ride it on weekends, and you can't even carry anything with you?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by soze
    So how is that so much different from what we think about on our bikes all the time?
    It's different because we're thinking sexy thoughts about that shiny Rivendale we saw on BF...

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    And sex is why the US troops are in the Middle East. Without all the oil, we wouldn't be able to get behind the wheel to think of sex......

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    Most cyclists seem to be run over because they are relying on one particular motorist to be paying attention at a particular critical moment, and the motorist is not.

    The reality is that most motorists are paying attention most of the time, but all motorists are not paying attention some of the time.

    Therefore, at any give time any given motorist is probably paying attention, but he might not be.

    So it's okay if your riding behavior and decisions rely on most motorists paying attention most of the time (because they are), but it's never okay to do something that relies on any one motorist necessarily paying attention, particulary if you have no way to verify that. This is of course especially important at intersections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aadhils
    Yea but what about...BFers?
    One of them isn't thinking about sex...

    Quote Originally Posted by Helmet Head
    Most cyclists seem to be run over because they are relying on one particular motorist to be paying attention at a particular critical moment, and the motorist is not.

    The reality is that most motorists are paying attention most of the time, but all motorists are not paying attention some of the time.

    Therefore, at any give time any given motorist is probably paying attention, but he might not be.

    So it's okay if your riding behavior and decisions rely on most motorists paying attention most of the time (because they are), but it's never okay to do something that relies on any one motorist necessarily paying attention, particulary if you have no way to verify that. This is of course especially important at intersections.

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