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- Subject: Re: ABS
- From: Robert Jenkins <robert.jenkins@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 23:06:08 -0500
On Jan 14, 2005, at 8:54 PM, Steve Makohin wrote:
> You are confusing the "utilization" of a device with the "usefullness"
> of a device. For example, I find my car's seatbelts to be very useful,
> even though I have never utilized them by restraining me in an
> vehicular incident (I haven't had a meaningful one). Ditto with the
> fire and theft insurance I carry on all my vehicles, house and
> contents. I make use of these things not because I have needed them in
> the past, but because I perceive the cost of getting and using these
> things to justify the risks that they mitigate.
Insurance is a form of gambling. You are betting you will need
insurance and the insurance company is betting you won't. I guess the
same could be said for ABS. ABS is good (as long as it works) but, I
am not going to limit my bike purchases based on whether or not that
bike has ABS. I would be missing out on a lot of great motorcycles.
> Using your "reasoning", we may similary (and wrongfully) conclude that
> if a helmeted rider rides a motorcycle for years and has never had an
> incident, then he "never really found a need for [a motorcycle
> helmet]", and may as well do without.
To say nothing of those who have had accidents without wearing helmets
and came through in one piece... :-}
BTW, as I have stated before, I do not put ABS in the same category as
a good helmet. you could be T-boned by a car and your ABS would not
help in the least, the helmet may just save your life.
04 Yamaha FZ6
Which is worse: ignorance or apathy? Who knows? Who cares?