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Old 12-08-2012, 09:54 AM
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not sure if this is the right place to post but I thought I'd pass it on.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:48 PM
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My best friend hit a mattress on the interstate several weeks ago while riding home on his Trans-alp. Ruined his right knee. A really great surgeon put it back together for him, he hopes to return to work around New Years. The people who lost the mattress out of the back of their pickup truck had no insurance and don't work. His insurance picked up the bills but he is still not working and has pain and suffering. The state trooper told us and about half of the population here in Kentucky are driving without insurance. Scary.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:47 AM
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While turning off a road into a parking lot I hit a black plastic garbage bag lying flat on the road. It was like an oil slick. Because I was turning at the time, the bike went right out freom under me. Ouch!
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:47 AM
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My best friend hit a mattress on the interstate several weeks ago while riding home on his Trans-alp. Ruined his right knee. A really great surgeon put it back together for him, he hopes to return to work around New Years. The people who lost the mattress out of the back of their pickup truck had no insurance and don't work. His insurance picked up the bills but he is still not working and has pain and suffering. The state trooper told us and about half of the population here in Kentucky are driving without insurance. Scary.
this is one of the reasons our rates are so high in florida. 30% of all vehicles on our roads are uninsured. if you ask me, if you are uninsured and cannot pay for the damage you cause, you should be jailed one day for every dollar of damage. extreme? yeah. but coming from a guy that just had over $40,000 in surgeries to fix a broken ankle caused by an uninsured mother ****er, i'm sure you understand... and yeah, my health insurance covered it but my rates have gone up as a result.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:48 AM
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this is one of the reasons our rates are so high in florida. 30% of all vehicles on our roads are uninsured. if you ask me, if you are uninsured and cannot pay for the damage you cause, you should be jailed one day for every dollar of damage. extreme? yeah. but coming from a guy that just had over $40,000 in surgeries to fix a broken ankle caused by an uninsured mother ****er, i'm sure you understand... and yeah, my health insurance covered it but my rates have gone up as a result.
I know what you mean. Here in Michigan we have very high insurance rates. Report: Michigan has highest car insurance costs in nation | MLive.com Thing of it is, it's not going to get any better only much worse. It's just the way people think because they could care less about others and any harm they do. They only think about themselves. All you have to do is take a look at a Craigslists rant section and see how many people hate motorcycles. It's a war out there on these mean streets. Stay safe and alert.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:22 AM
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I can say the opposite, in NH insurance is not required, not sure the % that goes uninsured, but its high, yet out rates are among the lowest in the country and have no adult helmet or seatbelt requirement either

so when people claim that mandatory requirements will lower costs, I say a big BS, how is it we also have no broad base (sales or income) tax either
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His insurance picked up the bills but he is still not working and has pain and suffering. The state trooper told us and about half of the population here in Kentucky are driving without insurance. Scary.
A good reason we should carry uninsured motorist. It can cover lost wages and pain and suffering.
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