THE Democracy Doctor
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: We LOVE illegals and Socialists, Sunny, Southern Kommyfornia,
Another Testimonial to ATGATT
Greetings fellow BMW riders! A friend of mine just recently totaled his bike. Will cost him six weeks with a broken ankle. He did "well" considering that he was not wearing proper equipment. He was wearing a full helmet.
He wanted me to share his thoughts on the T/C (names/places changed to protect the innocent) so other riders might learn from his mistakes.
"On Nov 16, 2007 at around 6:30pm, I was on my way home from work. As I approached the I/S of xxxxx and xxxxx, City of San Fernando, the light turned yellow. I did not have enough time to stop w/o locking up the brakes. I was only a few feet from the I/S so I went through the yellow light.
The guy turning left did not see me and made a left turn in front of me. I hit the rear passenger Q/P and was thrown over the car. My jeans protected me from road rash on my lower body (mostly due to lack of speed). I received a half dollar sized amount of road rash on my right elbow. I broke my right ankle and severely sprained my left foot. I also have severe pain and bruising to my right hip, where I slid on the pavement.
The advice I would give to other riders is to wear proper riding gear--especially proper boots. I was wearing jeans, a T-shirt and tennis shoes. I came out of it in pretty good shape, all things considered.
Additionally, when you ride in Mexico (referring to the demographics of where he rides), if you can alto at a yellow light, do so. That way the guy that bought his D/L from the guy on the street corner (referring to the lack of licensed drivers in his riding area) won't turn left in front of you."
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
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