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Another Motorcycle Death #209826
11/25/2019 06:30 AM
11/25/2019 06:30 AM
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Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: ruralcarrier] #209834
11/25/2019 09:35 AM
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Hubby seems to think he recalls speed bump in that area (I don't) and maybe he hit bump at high speed and was ejected onto or under a car.

Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: ruralcarrier] #209852
11/25/2019 01:22 PM
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I spoke briefly with Ruby Bute last evening. This was a distant relative of hers.


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Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: jazzgal] #209853
11/25/2019 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by jazzgal
I spoke briefly with Ruby Bute last evening. This was a distant relative of hers.

Very sad but honestly, with what I witnessed on my recent trip, I am shocked there are not more serious accidents and deaths.


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Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: ruralcarrier] #209858
11/25/2019 02:11 PM
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I just don’t get it. We were driving through Marigot to Sandy Grown. These young men doing wheelies in traffic. So dangerous. Too bad someone doesn’t build a “dirt bike” park so they can ride and play and be safe. Maybe out by the old go cart place.

Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: ruralcarrier] #209873
11/25/2019 05:20 PM
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There was another motorcycle accident similar to this in front of the KFC in Cole Bay on Saturday. Just too many deaths on island happening in this manner. The cars were backed up on the road for hours Saturday morning!




Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: ruralcarrier] #209883
11/25/2019 06:18 PM
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We saw some crazy stunts by the two wheelers while we were recently there but I’d like to think that wasn’t the case in this particular situation. No drugs or alcohol and he had a helmet - and no mention of other rides with him fooling around. Sometimes, even when you’re doing everything the right way, bad things can happen.

Prayers for the family and friends of this young man.


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Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: kim] #209885
11/25/2019 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by kim
I just don’t get it. We were driving through Marigot to Sandy Grown. These young men doing wheelies in traffic. So dangerous. Too bad someone doesn’t build a “dirt bike” park so they can ride and play and be safe. Maybe out by the old go cart place.

To some of them the whole island is their play ground.

Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: ruralcarrier] #209895
11/25/2019 09:41 PM
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They dart in and out of oncoming traffic constantly and going to orient on detour we had a guy with no helmet riding wheelies back and forth between traffic. Even if they don’t screw up they could panic the wrong driver and it would be bad. Just don’t get why they do it in traffic. At least go somewhere with no traffic.

Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: zeus1963] #209897
11/25/2019 10:40 PM
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It is a thrill for them. Junior evil kanivle wannabes.

Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: ruralcarrier] #209900
11/26/2019 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
It is a thrill for them. Junior evil kanivle wannabes.

Since most are in their early 20s or younger, I doubt they have a clue who Evel Knievel was or if he even existed since he died in 2007.

It is a game with most of them and it appears there is no law enforcement that really cares to address the situation.


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Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: ruralcarrier] #209925
11/26/2019 11:38 AM
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Police cars would seem to be useless in pursuit, due to the traffic.
Arrest attempts, citations, fruitless.
Education might be the only partial answer.


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Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: Cincinnati_Kid] #209926
11/26/2019 11:42 AM
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And "education" was a topic just a few weeks ago. I do not see it working, especially with the numbers that have been killed just this year.


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Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: ruralcarrier] #209928
11/26/2019 12:21 PM
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I agree. They see the danger and the results and see it as even more of a challenge. And Cincinnati Kid is correct - police pursuit would be next to impossible, especially with so many unregistered, thus no tags. Someone else suggested a designated place for them to practice their stunts, rather than in traffic. It may help.


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Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: Biturbo] #209930
11/26/2019 12:56 PM
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"Someone else suggested a designated place for them to practice their stunts, rather than in traffic. It may help."
I don't think that would make a difference. The thrill is showing off and getting away with breaking the law if there really is one.

Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: ruralcarrier] #209931
11/26/2019 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by ruralcarrier
Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
It is a thrill for them. Junior evil kanivle wannabes.

Since most are in their early 20s or younger, I doubt they have a clue who Evel Knievel was or if he even existed since he died in 2007.

It is a game with most of them and it appears there is no law enforcement that really cares to address the situation.


Evil Knievel was only an analogy but thanks for your insight of the age difference.

Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: ruralcarrier] #210351
12/02/2019 02:36 PM
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It seems that Sunday afternoons are the worst time for stupid motorcycle tricks. We've been surrounded by them going through Mullet Bay area in the past.

Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: Jim_Laraine] #210359
12/02/2019 04:47 PM
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I think everyday is stupid day for 2 wheelers.

Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: Jim_Laraine] #210360
12/02/2019 04:55 PM
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It sure seemed that way when we were on the island. Not really any problem other than on Sunday and mostly on the French side but I know they are a problem on both sides.


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Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: ruralcarrier] #210370
12/02/2019 06:13 PM
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I saw a fellow do a wheely in traffic with his girl friend sitting behind him.😱
Shows how much he cares for her ! 👎


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Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: Cincinnati_Kid] #210372
12/02/2019 06:20 PM
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Having ridden a cycle up to 2 years ago, I do not at all get why they do what they do.


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Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: ruralcarrier] #210378
12/02/2019 07:23 PM
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It's pretty hard to correct stupid.

Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: ruralcarrier] #210397
12/03/2019 08:45 AM
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Yep and to quote Judge Judy, "Beauty fades, dumb is forever".



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Re: Another Motorcycle Death [Re: ruralcarrier] #210421
12/03/2019 12:11 PM
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A take on how a motorcycle club is giving back. I guess they are not all bad.
https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/92962-free-kiddie-rides


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