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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Motorcycle Rant

Many of you may not like this post, but I have to tell you after being in the SCI (spinal cord injury) world motorcycles are so dangerous! If I guessed I'd say about 75% of the people I have met were injured in a motorcycle accident. And it's not because they are bad drivers and were careless. One guy was hit because a lady didn't see him when she was turning left. She was only going about 15 mph when she hit him. There was no damage to his bike and not a single scratch on his body, but because of the way he hit the ground, he is now paralyzed. This is one of many stories like this. I really hope that Anthony never wants to ride a motorcycle!! So please be careful when you are out there riding!

2 comments:

Dadgummit said...

Thanks for posting this..

As a rider it is good to have a reminder of the risks involved (as one can become complacent over time).

There is a new safety device for motorcycle riders relative to SCI. Check it out:

http://www.leatt-brace.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK8W9h0dOgE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aru6suXd-54&feature=related

After your post, I think I will buy one right away.

Jared and Beka said...

That neck brace is fantastic! I am glad to know that something like that exists - makes riding so much safer!