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Dec 22nd 2018, 08:08 PM   #1
 
  Mar 2018
  Olympia

  2016 Kawasaki Z1000,2015 Polaris sportsman XP1000,2017 Ktm 690 enduro R
Riding behind dope smokers

Can't believe how many people smoke pot while driving. Been riding up to Seattle to do shipyard work on the boat I run,seems like a lot of people smoke pot on their commute.
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Dec 23rd 2018, 06:04 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle ,Wa

  Burgman 400, TW200, Boulevard M50, 2018 Indian Scout 1131, 2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
It's just their way of saying.....

Dec 23rd 2018, 07:12 AM   #3
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  Dec 2018
  Goldendale WA

  Classic Sportsters, Triumph & BSA
This part of the natural selection process? Hope fully wont take others with them....
Dec 23rd 2018, 10:32 AM   #4
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
Its ok if you dont inhale.
Dec 23rd 2018, 11:01 AM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

Neighbors daughter smokes weed and immediately jumps in a car to go to work or to friends places. I have mentioned this to the parents, but they don't seem to care.
Dec 23rd 2018, 12:41 PM   #6
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
has anyone seen any actual analysis of what weed really does to driving skills?

i've seen drinking tests where people drink shots and then try driving (or playing baseball, or riding a bicycle) with predictable results.

But I've not seen anyone do it with weed.

Seems like something that should be done.
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Dec 23rd 2018, 12:44 PM   #7
 Tripledij's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
Maybe we need more roadside checks.

Dec 23rd 2018, 01:05 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  R1200ST, CB350
I find myself riding through really massive vape clouds on occasion. But at least that stuff doesn't hang around in your clothes: I have colleagues who vape by the cubic hectare but you don't smell it on them all the way up the hall like you do on someone who's just come in from smoking.

I don't suppose weed smoke is going to leave a perceptible scent in your gear if you're just riding through a puff or two in the open air; but I wonder if it'd be enough -- if it happened in a jurisdiction that still has enforcement -- to make a drug sniffer dog alert?
Dec 23rd 2018, 01:37 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sentinel
has anyone seen any actual analysis of what weed really does to driving skills?

i've seen drinking tests where people drink shots and then try driving (or playing baseball, or riding a bicycle) with predictable results.

But I've not seen anyone do it with weed.

Seems like something that should be done.
it has been done, sort of. Revzilla did a not so scientific with 2 guys riding smallish bikes on a closed course. Can't find the article ATM.

Found it, not revzilla.

https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/t...ing-while-high
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Edited by GPD323 on Dec 23rd 2018 at 01:42 PM
Dec 23rd 2018, 02:40 PM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
I've been on rides were people smoke pot and people drink beer...even seen 5ths pulled from saddle bags (strickly harelys here)...hell I've seen guys smoke and drink...girls not so much though...what does it mean? what should I do? I know I don't ride close to those folks...poker runs I stay far away from..been on one too many of those...in the long run I think it might be okay as I have been assured that they "can handle it"...
Dec 24th 2018, 06:25 AM   #11
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
square box, round pizza, triangle slices.... LOLMAO.

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Dec 24th 2018, 06:41 AM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle ,Wa

  Burgman 400, TW200, Boulevard M50, 2018 Indian Scout 1131, 2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
Dec 24th 2018, 07:37 AM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  NW

Quote:
An analysis of nine studies, published last year, found driving under the influence of marijuana is associated with an increased risk of a motor vehicle crash, especially for fatal collisions. The analysis found driving under the influence of marijuana was associated with almost twice the risk of a motor vehicle crash compared with unimpaired driving
.

https://drugfree.org/learn/drug-and-...o-high-expert/

I know a young man who was arrested for DUI recently after smoking pot and having 2 beers. He blew .04 (half the limit) and spent three days in the county jail before being released. ( I dont know if they drew blood or tested for THC) Since he doesnt have $$$$ for a competent attorney, I dont think he'll get off easy.

DUI is no joke. These people smoking and driving are putting others at risk and when (not if) they get caught the penalties will be very unpleasant.
Dec 24th 2018, 08:37 AM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Northeast Olalla

  07 Guzzi
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sentinel
has anyone seen any actual analysis of what weed really does to driving skills?

i've seen drinking tests where people drink shots and then try driving (or playing baseball, or riding a bicycle) with predictable results.

But I've not seen anyone do it with weed.

Seems like something that should be done.
Do I hear someone volunteering?
Dec 24th 2018, 09:22 AM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
Motorcyclist did a test as well:

https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/t...ing-while-high
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