Cagers flicking their cigarettes out the window
August 17, 2009 at 3:09 pm #21690briderdtParticipant
…in that the smokers, for some reason, don’t see the butts as “litter”, and have NO problem throwing them where ever gravity takes them, but they wouldn’t do the same thing with anything else.August 17, 2009 at 5:20 pm #21703MunchParticipant
You know… I am not gonna get into that debate but I do have a predicament for ya…. happened to me…..
Your driving down a super slab…75+ mph, you see a plastic bag floating in the breeze and getting thrown to one side or the other depending on where the next car gets to it at. Trying to predict the next move it makes sure enough… a cager makes a lane change and said bag gets blown right at you. Next thing you know the bag is now caught on the top bar of your highway bars, no biggie… use foot to remove… ut oh, now bag is on foot. Reach down on the first straightaway you get to get the bag off your foot… now you running 75+ mph with a bag in your hand and no where to put it. Do you hold on to it til you get to your exit? Try and find a pocket that your glove will allow you unzip and store til you get to a can? Or just let it go, I mean wasn’t original your litter anyways.August 17, 2009 at 5:30 pm #21704CandiceParticipant
I would say you just let the bag go. I don’t want you, me, or anyone else getting into an accident trying to figure out what to do with this bag. Trying to predict the moves of those bags is real hard. I don’t have a windshield so I’m always afraid it will land on my face shield and blind me, momentarily at least.August 17, 2009 at 6:09 pm #21711zeppelinfromledParticipant
In that situation, if I had the bag in my hand, I would put it in a pocket. I keep one pocket unzipped while I ride (with nothing in it) so that I can put something in it easily with a glove on if I need to. I don’t do it with the intent of catching a bag, but it could be used for that.
But if for some reason I couldn’t get to a pocket easily, I would have no problem letting it go.August 17, 2009 at 6:22 pm #21712SafetyFirstParticipant
If the bag lands on my faceshield, I’d up flip up my faceshield to see. Dealing with it would come when I get to.
Personally, I wouldn’t even pay attention to it floating around. It’s a plastic bag that weighs less than an ounce, it’s not a hazard worth losing focus over.
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