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post #1 of 4 Old 09-29-2009, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting TV news today...

... in Arkansas at least.

First, there was local video news of the Bikes, Blues, and Barbeque Bash being "celebrated" in Northwest Arkansas around Fayetteville. And there, in and among a bunch of cruisers (most helmetless, I noticed) was a V-Strom with an ATGATT rider, apparently riding alone. Full-face helmet with visor down prevented me from seeing whether the rider was guy or girl. I think the bike was black and didn't have time to notice whether a Vee or Wee.

And a brand new commercial from the Arkansas State Police to bring attention of auto drivers (OK, "cagers", though I don't like the term) to "seeing" motorcycles. It's an agressive, attention-grabbing video. It starts with a cockpit perspective from a car at an intersection, the driver glances around, pulls out into the crossing street and BAM!, a motorcycle strikes the left front fender of the car and launches the rider. Then the commercial goes to "Stop!" "Back up!" (referring to the time sequence), and asks the driver of the car "What could/should you have done to have seen that motorcycle?" Answer: Look left carefully, look right, look left again. Be aware of motorcycles!

Thumbs up to the ASP!

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-30-2009, 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted by dancer View Post
Thumbs up to the ASP!
Wow ... I'm stunned. It would almost be worth speeding in
Arkansas just for the opportunity to personally thank a trooper and make a donation!

Seriously, though ... that's very nice to hear about.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-30-2009, 07:52 AM
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I think I say that commercial the other day here in Kentucky. At least it was a commercial telling car drivers to look out for motorcycles and it had a black V-Strom in it.

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I hit the high beam lights every time I see a car coming from a side street. That and the fact that my Givis and gear make me look much larger hopefully will keep me alive for awhile anyway.

I am also ATGATT ummmm... except for the corner store to get a StarBucks coffee.

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