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Jim Ross' wife Jan dies from injuries due to Vespa crash


http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/jim-ross%E2%80%99-wife-jan-dies-from-injuries-due-to-vespa-crash/ar-BByBVs0

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Truly tragic. Rest in peace.

Please remember to wear a helmet. It does make a difference.
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Who the heck is Jim Ross?
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Vintage1 wrote:
Who the heck is Jim Ross?
legendary WWE commentator
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YES! Wear. A. Helmet!

Very tragic.
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such a senseless loss of life..... 55 yrs young.
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why Jan was riding her Vespa home from the gym without a helmet?
I will never do that.
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why Jan was riding her Vespa home from the gym without a helmet?
I will never do that.
I would not ride around the block without one on. This is sad, yet I see it every day. I live in a state where you can chose to wear one or not. Guys riding $20,000 bikes and won't spend $200 for a decent helmet or any other gear (except leather). It's a shame.
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Guys one more comment about helmets and the moderators will lock this thread. Some states don't require them, who are we to judge.

Back to the story, so sad, may she Rest In Peace.

SDG
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Guys one more comment about helmets and the moderators will lock this thread. Some states don't require them, who are we to judge.

Back to the story, so sad, may she Rest In Peace.

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It's not a question of legality, it's a question about self preservation.
Legal or not, I wear everywhere.
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It's strange that some states don't require the wearing of helmets on motorcycle but making it compulsory to wear a seatbelt when driving a car.
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Sad news indeed, but as an aside did you notice how the article indicated she was riding a "Vespa" like it is some unique form of transport? Not just a "scooter" or erroneously a "motorcycle" What if she was riding a Taotao, what would they have said then? Maybe "Vespa" is up there, marketing wise, with Kleenex, Band-aid, and Xerox!!!
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I don't think we are judging the poor woman, but rather trying to learn from it. Managing your surrounding space with rear view mirrors is a critical skill.
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Managing your surrounding space with rear view mirrors is a critical skill.
Yesterday in the stop and go rush hour a black Audi acted a little strange behind me. Then I saw him fiddling with the phone. Needless to say I changed lanes...
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Please everyone have a quick glance over the posting guidelines. Discussion of whether or not to wear helmets can quickly boil over into a chair-flinging row. Let's leave it alone please or as SDG says, the thread will get locked.
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Hate to hear this. More details in local media (Norman OK) than the linked story. Hit from behind by 2000 mercury and was thrown from the bike. Road is a four lane surburban - lots of neighborhood entrances and people driving too fast.

JR is a huge donor to University of Oklahoma athletics and a fixture on OU sidelines during football games. Travels with the team, home and away. He is not only a WWE announcer, but was one of the founding owners ($$$$$). Runs a respectable BBQ chain in Oklahoma. Decent BBQ, but too many other outstanding choices to waste a meal in his place.
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It's strange that some states don't require the wearing of helmets on motorcycle but making it compulsory to wear a seatbelt when driving a car.
Has to do with the power of the motorcycle rider's vote in the state to a large extent. Texas used to require helmets unless you provided proof of medical insurance that covered motorcycle accidents and had the sticker on your motorcycle issued when you provided proof to DPS of the requisite insurance and proof of having taken the MSF course. The motorcycle groups lobbied that since many people had more than one bike the need for a sticker on each one was burdensome plus stickers are transferred with the bike so people might have a sticker without the right insurance coverage. So the legislature removed the requirement for sticker though insurance is still required and MSF course is now mandatory to get a new motorcycle license for everyone. Before it was only mandatory for the under 18s.
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I'm not aware of her celebrity, but I'm sorry for her family's loss. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends during this difficult time.
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