Tuesday 22 September 2020

Ontario Motorcycle Mortality Statistics

What kills you on a motorcycle:  https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/statistics-debunk-myths-as-provinces-motorcycle-deaths-near-seven-year-high

The only reason the 25 and unders are represented is because Ontario has made it so expensive and inaccessible for them to ride that many simply don't.  This is a self selecting statistic. The people who can afford it are doing it.

Anyone who rides while impaired should automatically waive their insurance and health care coverage.  A sell off of their possessions would go a long way toward recovering damages for victims .  If we left drunk drivers to die on the side of the road and liquidated their assets to pay for their idiocy we'd see drunk driving all but end.  Riding a bike while drunk is just shear idiocy.  Operating a motor vehicle is a social contract, not a right, and your freedom to do it ends the moment you risk damage to someone else.  If we aligned laws with this more tightly there would be less idiocy in our vehicular operation.