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I hope to find something funny about this in the next month. For now it is just sad. Wear a helmet and dont be stupid.

http://www.koat.com/video/18048497/
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Yeah - we did that one a few days ago

Text messaging and scooting dont mix........
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SYM - GTS 250 / Suzuki DL 650 - Black Beauty
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The best way to ride and communicate is using an headset system.
My Wife and me we are using such a system from cardo Scala Rider Q2 with Bluetooth.
We can talk to each other,accept cellular calls,listen to radio,playing mp3 or cd and we can connect an pmr et etc etc.....
Link is here:http://www.cardowireless.com/Motorcycle_headsets

This makes riding safe
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Molto Verboso
Vespa GT 200, Harley Electra Glide Ultra
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Sorry for the family, but no helmut, using a cell phone (texting no less), this is sad, but hardly unpredictable.

Just glad it was only the scooterist and there were not additional fatalities/injuries.
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Trying to send a text message on a scooter !

Darwin strikes again.
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'80 Bajaj Chetak; '65 Vespa V90; '59 Lambretta Li125
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If I absolutely HAVE to take the call, I'll put the phone on speaker phone and stick it inside my full face.
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Another candidate for the Darwin Award of the year.
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Valimagdon wrote:
If I absolutely HAVE to take the call, I'll put the phone on speaker phone and stick it inside my full face.
What in hell did people do before cell phones???

What is so difficult in pulling over and stopping to use a cellular???
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Molto Verboso
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Valimagdon wrote:
If I absolutely HAVE to take the call, I'll put the phone on speaker phone and stick it inside my full face.
I can actually slip my whole phone in on the side of my half lid, so it'skind of like a ghetto hands-free kit. It gets funny looks when I pull over to slip the phone in, but it actually works pretty well.
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Re: Just a reminder to not use cell phones on you scooter
Dirt City wrote:
I hope to find something funny about this in the next month. For now it is just sad. Wear a helmet and dont be stupid.

http://www.koat.com/video/18048497/
Yeah, and I think the newscaster also mentioned something about alcohol and speeding...
While texting? And with no helmet?
This guy didn't miss anything he could've done to fkup, did he..
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Does anyone else think it's funny (odd) that Sprint Cellular sponsors the clip? It's sad when people do insane things thinking nothing bad will happen to them. Crazy!
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 Vespa LX 190, 2011 LXV150ie
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Speaking as someone who has been rear-ended TWICE (in a cage) by fools talking on cellphones, I think I'm qualified to comment on the insanity and stupidity of any kind of electronic communication distraction (hands-free or otherwise) while riding a scooter. Staying alive on a scooter or bike requires 100% concentration and focus.

In an irony similar to the sponsorship of that clip... one of my punts by cellphone-absorbed drivers occurred while I was driving a rental car in Dallas on a business trip in my former career as an FCC official. I was there to meet with members of the Cellular Telephone Industry Association! Boy, did I give them an earful the next day!
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