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Molto Verboso
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Share this with your local cager.

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Molto Verboso
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Ouch! Dang it!
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Molto Verboso
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OWWWW. At least he had all his armor on and got thrown clear and forward, stayed in his lane where the person behind had the chance to be aware of him going down much more than his neighbors, and landed with a roll out of it instead of being dragged under the bike. Maybe a few breaks but will probably be OK. :3
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This video was made by the Victorian Government in Australia because too many motorcyclists are being killed. Out of all proportion to their numbers on the road.

The grim statistics for motorcyclists:

Last year (2010), 224 motorcyclists (214 riders and 10 pillion passengers) were killed on Australian roads and approximately 5,000 were hospitalised

Motorcyclists deaths make up about 17 per cent of the Australian road toll

Motorbikes account for just 4.5 per cent of Australian registered vehicles

Motorcyclists are 23 times likely to be killed on Australian roads than car drivers

Between 2001 and 2006, motorcyclist deaths increased by an average of 1.9 per cent annually

Between June 2007 to May 2008, motorcyclists deaths increased by an average of 4.2 per cent annually

As at mid-night Monday, 2nd May 2011, there had been 20 motorcyclists (including pillion passengers) killed on Queensland roads

It is estimated that a quarter of motorcyclists involved in accidents and wearing helmets suffer brain damage or death

For each motorcycle or bicycle fatality in Australia, the cost to the community is close to $1,000,000 per person, and substantially more for brain-injured persons (RACQ, 1998)
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Molto Verboso
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bcamiller :

It is encouraging to see the amount of thought and foresight the Victorian Government of Australia has invested in bring this issue to light.

The video below is one of their best. WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO

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Molto Verboso
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says a lot ! Most motorcycle accidents, one of the riders shoes flies off; likely sneakers ! so I was told. ?
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Yikes. That second video was hard to watch.
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Ack!
That second one had me squirming.
Now my fingers hurt....
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Molto Verboso
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Rob In Denver wrote:
Yikes. That second video was hard to watch.
hollybry wrote:
Ack!
That second one had me squirming.
Now my fingers hurt....
Yep, that second video has convinced me to always wear gloves.
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Looking at some of the rest of the PSAs from this series - amazing stuff. The wipe off 5 ads were really good to.
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Molto Verboso
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SU-Mac-Dude wrote:
The wipe off 5 ads were really good to.
"wipe off 5 ads"??? Post the link !!!
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Hooked
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Oops...
It's interesting to consider the physics involved.

and

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Those are some well done ads. Thanks.
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Molto Verboso
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SU-Mac-Dude wrote:
Oops...
It's interesting to consider the physics involved.
THANKS!!

Never seen them all . Definitely a wake up call on what physically can happen with a 5-K differents .
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