Re: [Triumph Motorcycle club] Sunday ride pix
- You're right of course, driver ed courses use Dodge Neons and such to
train students who will be piloting gigantic SUVs and pickups. Dumb.
States do require a license endorsement which at least in theory
demonstrates additional skill to ride a motorcycle, however on a bike
you're a lot less likely to hurt others besides yourself if you are
clueless as to the particular operating characteristics of the
vehicle. IMO there should also be a license endorsement for light
trucks & SUV's with dimensions exceeding the typical passenger car,
but politically such a requirement would be even less popular than
cellphone bans--the idiots would rather be content in their fantasy
that gadgets like side curtain airbags are going to save their own
arse and nobody else's matters anyway.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Mecozze@a... wrote:
> to say the least! I think state or DMV should reconsider driver
> have a new special license for SUV, truck and van, etc., owners,
like they do
> for limos, buses, trucks, and semi's, etc.
> Anyway, that's my two pence worth.
> In a message dated 31/10/04 4:45:29 am, triumph1@i... writes:
> Nice pictures, that makes me jealous to see Spring and envious of
> traffic that actually has the sense to move aside for a bike.
> Hell,where I am in the Midwest (US) most people speed up, cut off
> play games with bikes, especially SUV's.
> T Elliott
> >David Cohen wrote:
> >> As discussed, North of Auckland, the usual Sunday bunch.
> >> 350km - top day.
> >> http://www.triumphnz.co.nz/311004/index.htm
> >> dc