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ok almost rear ended by another person texting again....Im really thinking of trading my vic for a jeep wrangler.....anyone else having too many close calls...uggghh
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Not yet but always concerned. When I am stopping for a red light or stop sign I always rev up the motor to let everyone know I am approaching. If I am sitting alone and see an approaching car, I do the same thing. I have fairly loud pipes that does get your attention. It seems to work but I know it is not failsafe.

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Too damn many idiots out there texting,talking,emailing...etc. A friend was saying now that football season is here it will get worse. He said with so many guys betting on the games, they're watching the games on their ? I-pad, smartphone & such....even while they're driving.

Not ready to quit yet, but find I am even more cautious than ever !!
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It depends what you call close.... You'll have just as many close calls in a car/truck as you do on a bike... Just with a bike it becomes , Up close and Personal... If your going to ride scared a jeep might be better for you,
If You ride a bike close calls will happen, Sorry to say..
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Its only gonna get worse without strict enforcement and severe penalties.
On same level as drink driving, come to think of it a drunk is at least attempting to control his/her vehicle.
Think Id rather have someone behind me whos a bit tipsy that absorbed in thier phone or iPad!
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Traffic is not as safe as it used to be. I've been on bikes since 1960 and I've noticed way too many distracted drivers in the last few years. I still keep riding because I enjoy it and have the attitude that if it's my turn to get "hurt", so it be. I'm not going to sit on a rocking chair for the rest of my life. A young person with responsibilities like taking care of a family should be more concerned that a senior citizen. Why ride a bike if you don't enjoy it anymore? Good luck on your decision.
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ok almost rear ended by another person texting again....Im really thinking of trading my vic for a jeep wrangler.....anyone else having too many close calls...uggghh
You don't say what kind of bike you have.

You can increase your chances of being seen by getting the blinking brake lights and extra brake lights and turn signal. If stopped at a light you can hit the brakes to kind of wake up a distracted driver.

Unintended consequences of miniature computers in every pocket these days.

I'll be at a restaurant or bar and see two people together fiddling with their smart phones. Why did they even bother going out? Sometimes they are sending each other email. Freakin' crazy.

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I'm mid 50's and have waited all my life to get to ride. I'll be damned if I'm going to be afraid every time I fire up a machine that has given me so much joy.

Do what you will... I'm wearing out my tires and drinking in life.
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i'm mid 50's and have waited all my life to get to ride. I'll be damned if i'm going to be afraid every time i fire up a machine that has given me so much joy.

Do what you will... I'm wearing out my tires and drinking in life.
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What Bbob said! I will NOT ride one of my bikes without bright, flashing LED's back there! There are many different choices on the market. Cannot think of anything that gets a drivers attention as well. And I WANT them to pay attention! Ride safe. Jim

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