Quantcast

Dutch Cyclists want airbags on the OUTSIDE of cars

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BigMike, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Messages:
    8,933
    Location:
    Montgomery county MD

    Linky


    I'm going with.... not really going to help.
     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

    Rep/Likes:
    12 / 22
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Messages:
    6,914
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Looks comfy.

     
  3. caputo1989

    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2004
    Messages:
    2,259
    Location:
    Too many Tourists COLORADO the place being taken o
    You are still going to be fired off your bike into the road and possible oncoming traffic.
     
  4. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

    Rep/Likes:
    12 / 22
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Messages:
    6,914
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Yes, but GENTLY.
     
  5. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2002
    Messages:
    21,033
    Location:
    Denver
    The only solution for anyone so concerned is air bags on the cyclist himself... like paragliders are now using for failures.
     
  6. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

    Rep/Likes:
    64 / 291
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2002
    Messages:
    12,859
    Location:
    VT
    They have a few designs for motorcycles already. A Japanese company started making them for sport bikes years ago and Dainese is doing them now too.
     
  7. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    378 / 3,683
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,274
    Location:
    media blackout
    they have good intentions, however I think the execution of this might be problematic.
     
  8. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2002
    Messages:
    21,033
    Location:
    Denver
    Correct.

    And cuz of that, some idiots here are proposing seatbelts for motorcycles.
     
  9. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    378 / 3,683
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,274
    Location:
    media blackout
    mmmmm natural selection....
     
  10. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2002
    Messages:
    21,033
    Location:
    Denver
    Are you saying that bikes should have seatbelts?
     
  11. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 1
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Messages:
    4,526
    Location:
    Hills of Paradise
    ... and I thought cornering clipless was trippy....
     
  12. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    378 / 3,683
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,274
    Location:
    media blackout
    No, I was implying that the idiots that want this deserve to be cut in half at the waist from having a seatbelt on a motorcycle. This plays into the whole "survival of the fittest" concept. These people are not mentally fit, and therefore will not survive. I have no intentions of preventing them from removing themselves from the gene pool.
     
  13. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Messages:
    8,933
    Location:
    Montgomery county MD

    If I got hit on a bike, I'd rather get ejected than be tied to it as it slides under a semi-truck
     
  14. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2002
    Messages:
    21,033
    Location:
    Denver
    I'm not saying seatbelts on bikes is going to pass legislation here, we don't even require lids.
     
  15. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 1
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Messages:
    4,526
    Location:
    Hills of Paradise
    then how do you keep your beer from spilling when you have to do a panic stop?
     
  16. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2002
    Messages:
    21,033
    Location:
    Denver
    You are a noob.

    first, not beer, vodka.

    second, camelbak.
     
  17. Wingnut

    Wingnut Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    10 / 89
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2003
    Messages:
    1,410
    Location:
    Sorry, I'm Canadian ..sorry...
    The sign above my desk reads:

    "The problem with people is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety lables off everything and let the problem solve itself?"
     
  18. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2002
    Messages:
    21,033
    Location:
    Denver
    Since we're going there...

    Have y'all seen the new Burger King commercial where an idiot slams into the car infront of him in the drive-thru so he can get his crap burger that much faster?

    In small type at the bottom of the screen, it says, "DO NOT ATTEMPT".

    Seriously? Do we really need that disclaimer?
     
  19. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    378 / 3,683
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,274
    Location:
    media blackout
    :clapping: rep+
     
  20. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    378 / 3,683
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,274
    Location:
    media blackout
    Can you please send me a copy of that sign? Or at least a high rez picture that I can print out?



    That commercial freaks me out. 2 weeks ago I was driving to work with my gf and we were stopped at a red light just chatting. All of a sudden we got rear ended by some dumb 17 y/o on her cell phone. Big surprise. She was like "omg I'm gonna be late for school" I told her "I'm fine with you leaving, but as soon as you do I'm calling the police and you'll be arrested for a hit and run." The girl had no idea what to do. Her mom winded up coming out. Was very hesitant to give us her information until I told her either she gives us her info or we call the police and she gives it to them. Needless to say she immediately got us her info. She's like well there's no need for this I don't see any damage. My gf said she's still getting the car looked at, as its a leased vehicle. 3 days later she calls them, and they proceed to sh*t bricks because there was $2000 of damage.
     
  21. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Messages:
    8,933
    Location:
    Montgomery county MD
    "And I just hate stupid people. They should have to wear a sign that says 'I'm Stupid'. That way you wouldn't rely on them would you? 'Excuse me, OH! nevermind, I didn't see your sign.' That's why there's warnings on the backs of products ladies and gentleman, not for us, its for the stupid people. Did you know, on the back of a tube of Preperation-H, it says 'do not take this orally'? And you know they got a letter! 'Dear Preperation-H, I ate this whole dang tube, I still got these hemorrhoids. Man, my mouth so small... I can't eat a jelly bean anymore. But I could whistle really good!' We bought my daughter this doll, it's called the Rub-A-Dub Dolly Doll. Now, Rub-A-Dub Dolly floats around in the bathtub in a little life presever. On that life presever it said 'This is not a lifesaving device'. Now... What kind of idiot would see a guy drowning in a lake and go 'HERE! here's a Rub-A-Dub Dolly Doll!'"

    --Bill Engvall