“They” are Out to Kill You

In the last couple of weeks I’ve seen two different stories about motorcyclists being killed or seriously injured by road raging car drivers.

Reading these and in one case watching the video really makes me sad, it seems as if people have no respect for others while we’re in our cars.

However, I want to remind all of my fellow motorcyclists that we are fragile. I would ask you to think before you intentionally antagonize the drivers of cars. They can and apparently will hurt or kill you.

I’m not saying don’t honk at the idiot cutting you off, but try and leave it at that. Try to not add hand gestures and words. I know they need to be taught a lesson, but while you are on your motorcycle and they are in their car this could end very badly for you.

I want you all to make it home safe!

http://rideapart.com/articles/driver-runs-into-motorcyclist-texting

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Woman-Accused-of-Running-Down-Motorcyclist-in-Road-Rage-Killing-CHP-305502841.html#

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2675456/Thats-karma-Angry-motorcyclist-kicks-car-act-road-rage-spinning-control-crashing.html

Be careful out there!

They are bigger than you and protected by a steel cage! Be careful out there!

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About MotoCynic

I started riding motorcycles in 2006, and there is no going back. I've ridden more than 100,000 miles, most of it on a Ducati Monster, and despite setbacks and murderous BMW's I'm loving every mile.
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2 Responses to “They” are Out to Kill You

  1. John says:

    Sorry, motorcyclists aren’t the problem; aggressive, out of control car drivers are. Where is law enforcement? It’s like telling an abused spouse to not provoke the abuse. If this behavior was caught and punished it would stop. Motorcyclists feel compelled to protest being nearly killed because NO ONE else is doing anything. Not law enforcement or other motorists.

    • MotoCynic says:

      I did not say motorcyclists are the problem.

      However, escalating the issue when the only one who can be hurt or killed is you is unwise to say the least.

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