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Scooter Accident Claims Two Lives #126140
04/03/2017 05:49 AM
04/03/2017 05:49 AM
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Sadly, surprised it does not happen more often.

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Re: Scooter Accident Claims Two Lives [Re: ruralcarrier] #126141
04/03/2017 06:10 AM
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It always bugs me when the Daily Herald prints pictures like that one.


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Re: Scooter Accident Claims Two Lives [Re: jazzgal] #126142
04/03/2017 06:12 AM
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It is rather disturbing at times. Wendell and I witnessed a scooter/vehicle accident early one morning. It kind of gives you a sick feeling but sadly, you can't fix stupid.


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Re: Scooter Accident Claims Two Lives [Re: jazzgal] #126143
04/03/2017 06:13 AM
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I agree jazzgal. They should be able to deliver the message to the readers without having to show such graphic photos. That photo will haunt the family for a long time.

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Re: Scooter Accident Claims Two Lives [Re: o2bnsxm] #126144
04/03/2017 06:17 AM
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I think similar photos used to appear in US papers but due to sensitivity, they have backed off.

Way back when, drivers education/training classes used to include some pretty gruesome pictures and videos. The idea was to get people taking the course to THINK about the consequences of being in or causing an accident.

It is a St. Maarten newspaper and apparently, it is still acceptable there. Not our call to make.


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Re: Scooter Accident Claims Two Lives [Re: ruralcarrier] #126145
04/03/2017 07:55 AM
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ruralcarrier said:
It is rather disturbing at times. Wendell and I witnessed a scooter/vehicle accident early one morning. It kind of gives you a sick feeling but sadly, you can't fix stupid.


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Re: Scooter Accident Claims Two Lives [Re: ruralcarrier] #126146
04/03/2017 07:56 AM
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ruralcarrier said:
I think similar photos used to appear in US papers but due to sensitivity, they have backed off.

Way back when, drivers education/training classes used to include some pretty gruesome pictures and videos. The idea was to get people taking the course to THINK about the consequences of being in or causing an accident.

It is a St. Maarten newspaper and apparently, it is still acceptable there. Not our call to make.


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Re: Scooter Accident Claims Two Lives [Re: SXMBND] #126147
04/03/2017 10:23 AM
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This year the scooters are worse than ever. I agree about the sensitivity issue....but also feel maybe if some of the lunatics driving in and out of traffic so recklessly see pictures like this...maybe....just maybe...they will stop and reconsider their antics. We witnessed last week, two idiots on two different scooters.....holding each others bikes...while going up one of the steep hills.....It was an accident just waiting to happen. These scooter drivers have no fear and total disregard of the car drivers. As JD stated, i am amazed this doesnt happen on an everyday basis.

Re: Scooter Accident Claims Two Lives [Re: EdB] #126148
04/03/2017 02:07 PM
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I cannot even imagine how the guy/girl driving the truck feels. I am sure this will haunt him or her for the rest of their lives. frown

Re: Scooter Accident Claims Two Lives [Re: kabs996] #126149
04/03/2017 04:40 PM
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suicycles!

Re: Scooter Accident Claims Two Lives [Re: ruralcarrier] #126150
04/03/2017 05:05 PM
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We went to Grand Case for dinner that night the main road was blocked off with the drag race, it was absolutely crazy we had many motorcycles passing us swerving in and out of traffic, it's funny we mentioned that we couldn't believe there's not a lot more fatalities. We would have never gone if we knew the race was going on!

Re: Scooter Accident Claims Two Lives [Re: pl3] #126151
04/03/2017 05:07 PM
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GJ, CO S/V Long Overdue
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watching the locals zig zag in and out of traffic scares the bejeebers out of me, accident waiting to happen, very sad

Re: Scooter Accident Claims Two Lives [Re: pl3] #126152
04/05/2017 10:58 AM
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I guess that's why they are called death cycles. Have seen several close calls in last 10 days. Sad

Re: Scooter Accident Claims Two Lives [Re: caribfan] #126153
04/05/2017 02:29 PM
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We were on the island, last week, and had several close calls with scooters weaving in and out of traffic.

I call them donorcycles - especially those who ride without helmets.


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