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Scooter riders injured again. #253008
04/16/2021 10:25 AM
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Re: Scooter riders injured again. [Re: Carol_Hill] #253014
04/16/2021 11:07 AM
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Tough lesson to learn.

Re: Scooter riders injured again. [Re: SXMScubaman] #253020
04/16/2021 11:48 AM
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these scooter accidents happen WAY too often. The riders need to slow down and observe the speed limits just like everyone else.


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Re: Scooter riders injured again. [Re: mgh] #253024
04/16/2021 11:52 AM
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Now the drivers of those cars involved have to deal with this. Not an easy event to get out of your mind.

Re: Scooter riders injured again. [Re: Carol_Hill] #253030
04/16/2021 12:10 PM
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Probably one was the one going up link 1 standing on one pedal, other knee on the seat, pulling up his pants, nearly swerved head first into our car.


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Re: Scooter riders injured again. [Re: BillandElaine] #253031
04/16/2021 12:20 PM
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Wow, how scary for you! These young men seem to think they are invincible..


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Re: Scooter riders injured again. [Re: BillandElaine] #253034
04/16/2021 12:27 PM
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We were held up in the traffic for this one as we were coming home from Carrefour.

If the accident happened as described in the article I have no sympathy for the cyclists at all. My sympathy would go to the car drivers because even though they were most probably blameless they would certainly feel the pain of what happened. It’s too bad the government can’t just ban the two wheeled vehicles from the island but as usual, that would punish the innocents probably far than the idiots driving them like real nut cases.


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Re: Scooter riders injured again. [Re: Carol_Hill] #253040
04/16/2021 12:43 PM
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Play stupid games......win stupid prizes. Zero sympathy given.

Re: Scooter riders injured again. [Re: SXMScubaman] #253043
04/16/2021 12:44 PM
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How so....???

Re: Scooter riders injured again. [Re: SXMBND] #253046
04/16/2021 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by SXMBND

How so....???

Well it doesn't take rocket science to figure the car drivers involver had to experience some mental trauma. I know I would if involved and witnessed it.

Re: Scooter riders injured again. [Re: Carol_Hill] #253047
04/16/2021 01:33 PM
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This is precisely why some people prefer to take taxis on St. Maarten.

Re: Scooter riders injured again. [Re: Carol_Hill] #253061
04/16/2021 02:51 PM
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The scooters and motorcycles were flat out of control in Maho a couple of nights when we were there last week. First time we've seen such a thing in our over 30 years of travel to SXM. Ripping back and forth through Maho village doing wheelies..holding up traffic by sitting in the middle of the road in groups, and the most dangerous thing ripping back and forth actually up on the elevated walkways just in front of the first level stores and restaurants. We had been in the cigar store and had to jump into a doorway to keep from getting hit as we walked past the Shipwreck Shop. We were going to head over to the casino, but we decided to head over to The Pub and get away from it.


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Re: Scooter riders injured again. [Re: gomer36] #253063
04/16/2021 02:56 PM
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gomer--wow.. How incredibly dangerous! I can't believe some of the store owners didn't call the police.


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Re: Scooter riders injured again. [Re: Carol_Hill] #253065
04/16/2021 03:36 PM
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But would the police respond?

Re: Scooter riders injured again. [Re: SXMScubaman] #253073
04/16/2021 04:30 PM
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Good question.


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Re: Scooter riders injured again. [Re: gomer36] #253077
04/16/2021 06:46 PM
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We experienced a similar situation in Nov 2019 in French Quarter, it did not leave a good feeling.


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Re: Scooter riders injured again. [Re: SXMScubaman] #253082
04/16/2021 09:17 PM
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Thought you were referring to the two nitwits. So what "lesson" was learned, don't drive in sxm????

Re: Scooter riders injured again. [Re: SXMBND] #253121
04/17/2021 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by SXMBND

Thought you were referring to the two nitwits. So what "lesson" was learned, don't drive in sxm????

Lesson would be drive responsibly and don't endanger others.

Re: Scooter riders injured again. [Re: SXMScubaman] #253130
04/17/2021 12:09 PM
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Good luck


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